It has almost been a year since the derecho left more than 700 miles of destruction across the Midwest and mid-Atlantic in June 2012. F. Read Hopkins Pediatric Associates lost both private and VFC vaccine due to that event. Since then, they have purchased a generator which automatically turns on any time the power goes out. They have a back-up Emergency Response Plan which identifies an alternative location for the vaccine if the generator fails. A battery-operated continuous recording thermometer has been placed in their main storage unit. It takes temperatures constantly, even if the power should go out. Such documentation often provides vaccine manufacturers with enough information to assess the vaccine’s viability.
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Immunization Champions are nominated by VVFC staff.