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Use of Vaccines Outside of the Cold Chain: A Literature Review

This review compiles the literature available on the use of vaccines outside of the cold chain. Most of the studies analyzed in this review focus on hepatitis B, except one that examines meningococcal Group C vaccine. Most showed that there are no significant serological differences between children who receive either vaccine stored outside of the cold chain and those who received the vaccine stored in the cold chain.

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2008

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Resource types: Report, PATH resource

Diseases/vaccines: Hepatitis B, Meningococcus

Topics: Disease/vaccine specific information, Presentation and packaging, Vaccine stabilization

Regions: Global