Power failure vaccine refrigerators are designed to operate for prolonged periods of time without the presence of a stable power source. Our power failure vaccine refrigerators virtually eliminate any chance of a cold chain incident by ensuring the temperature inside the refrigerators maintains the critical 2-8 Celsius range for a prolonged period of time.
We receive this question on a regular basis here at 360 Medical and hope this information will help medical personnel understand why storing temperature sensitive vaccines, medications, products or samples is not ideal in a standard domestic refrigerator.
Having the proper refrigeration equipment is the first important step to ensuring product safety and efficiency at your facility. You also need to have appropriate vaccine storage and handling practices and procedures in place. By doing so you can maintain vaccine quality and potency and also minimize waste.