Vaccine Temperature Monitoring System

Protect your cold chain and never miss an excursion again.

When it comes to vaccines, proper storage and handling is critical. For a vaccine to maintain its potency, its cold chain must remain unbroken from manufacturing to administration. Exposure to temperatures outside of proper ranges can cause damage that varies in severity from accelerated degradation to instantaneous deactivation. The effects of thermal degradation are not readily visible, which is why a robust temperature monitoring system is crucial

Most vaccines must be kept between 2 and 8°C during shipping and storage. Higher temperature can cause accelerated degradation, leading to loss of potency. Freezing can quickly and irreversibly damage certain ingredients. For example, aluminum-containing adjuvants coagulate and become inactive during freezing.
Freezing also has the potential to damage the containers the vaccines are packaged in. Some vaccines are mixed with a diluent before administering. In general, these diluents are stored with refrigerated vaccines, and should not be frozen. 

Some vaccines do require storage below freezing temperatures, which is defined by the CDC as -15 to -50°C. The CDC therefore classifies vaccines into two categories, based on whether they must be stored “refrigerated” (2 to 8°C) or “frozen” (-15 to -50°C).
While these temperature ranges used for storage  are straightforward, the effect of temperature “excursions” (periods of time in which the temperature is outside the manufacturer’s recommended range) on vaccine potency varies between vaccines. Manufacturers provide detailed information on this topic in package inserts, which are available through the FDA for vaccines licensed in the US.

Note that the temperature stability of a vaccine might also change when it is opened or reconstituted in the case of freeze-dried (lyophilized) vaccines; again, information on this for specific vaccines will also be provided by the manufacturer.  


Like the people, your hospital can also run a temperature. Monnit offers a Wireless Temperature Sensor measuring conditions between -40°C and +125°C. Our Low Temperature Sensors are ideal for remotely monitoring ultralow temperatures in freezers (-80°C/-112°F and below) for Covid-19 vaccines and other vital pharmaceuticals. Modify settings and manage accurate time-stamped data readings from any mobile device. Don't let your hospital get sick; use Monnit.

  Low Temperature

A majority of vaccines require refrigeration between +2°C (+35.6°F) and +8°C (+46.4°F). But the first vaccines to help eliminate Covid-19 must be stored in ultralow temperature freezers, specifically -80°C/-112°F and below. The Monnit Low Temperature Sensor is capable of monitoring shifts in temperature at this level and far below with a measuring range of -200°C (-328°F) to +162°C (+325°F). Monnit has the devices equipped to monitor even the harshest of environments.

Digital Temperature

At the push of a button, the Digital Temperature Sensor displays temperatures between -40°C to +125°C (-40°F to +257°F) on an easy-to-read LCD, enabling all personnel to get a temp update. This immediacy also helps those in food services, labs, or pharmaceuticals meet data redundancy requirements. Click here for all of its advantages.

Portable Recorder

Intended for portable monitoringin vaccine refrigerators in intermediate stores and health facilities. It is delivered to you configured and packaged in compliance with the World Health Organisation (WHO) PQS specification.

The recorder is configured to suspend processing of readings for alarms and max/min statistics for a period of time after button press activity. This allows the user to review the current statistics or clear an alarm without causing a false alarm or statistic while handling the recorder.


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