vaccine vial monitor


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vaccine vial monitor

A heat-sensitive indicator on the outside of a vaccine bottle that changes color when the vaccine has been exposed to excessively high temperatures, making it unsafe for patient use.
See also: monitor
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Whereas OPV would not be affected by low temperatures, and vaccine vial monitors would indicate when vaccine has been damaged by heat, IPV vials used in this campaign did not have vaccine vial monitors, and staff members were unaware that IPV can be damaged by freezing (8).
([section]) OPV can be frozen without having impact but potency is affected by high temperatures, which can be detected by vaccine vial monitors on the label.
WHO presented two TempTime executives with certificates of honor on the 10th anniversary of the implementation of vaccine vial monitors (VVM).

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