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    Elizabeth Smith
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    Dear IC colleagues,

    The National Vaccine Storage Strive for 5 guidelines require twice daily monitoring before the refrigerator is used for the first time and at the end of each day. I am currently working where there is a COVID vaccination clinic that operates Monday to Friday. The Victorian Guidelines for this Clinic are different to the National Storage of vaccines guidelines and require temperature monitoring, twice daily, everyday Monday Sunday. This means that someone has to attend the clinic for temp checking over the weekend. Im just wondering if others can feedback how they are managing this requirement in real life.

    Kind regards,
    Elizabeth Smith
    Infection Control/Pandemic Infection Control Co-ordinator
    NCN Health
    PO Box 252, Cobram 3644
    T. 03 5871 0705/0417107719
    W. https://ncnhealthservices.org.au
    E. Elizabeth.Smith@ncnhealth.org.au

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    Elizabeth Smith
    Infection Control Coordinator
    NCN Health
    PO Box 252, Cobram 3644
    T. 03 5871 0705 03 5871 0705
    W. ncnhealth.org.au
    E. Elizabeth.Smith@ncnhealth.org.au

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    #78023
    Donna Cameron
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    #78025
    Amanda Edwards
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    Hi Elizabeth,

    You could purchase a temperature logger that will send you text messages
    and that you can log in to check temps. That way you wouldn’t have to
    attend in person.

    Warm regards, Amanda

    *Amanda Edwards,MHSM, GAICD, PGDAN (Mid, Emerg), RN, RM*

    *Executive Director*
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    On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 3:30 PM Elizabeth Smith wrote:

    > Dear IC colleagues,
    >
    >
    >
    > The National Vaccine Storage Strive for 5 guidelines require twice daily
    > monitoring before the refrigerator is used for the first time and at the
    > end of each day. I am currently working where there is a COVID vaccination
    > clinic that operates Monday to Friday. The Victorian Guidelines for this
    > Clinic are different to the National Storage of vaccines guidelines and
    > require temperature monitoring, twice daily, everyday Monday Sunday.
    > This means that someone has to attend the clinic for temp checking over the
    > weekend. Im just wondering if others can feedback how they are managing
    > this requirement in real life.
    >
    >
    >
    > Kind regards,
    >
    > *Elizabeth Smith*
    > *Infection Control/Pandemic Infection Control Co-ordinator*
    > *NCN Health*
    > PO Box 252, Cobram 3644
    > *T. *03 5871 0705/0417107719
    > * W.* https://ncnhealthservices.org.au
    >
    > *E.* Elizabeth.Smith@ncnhealth.org.au
    >
    > [image: cid:image301494.JPG@0af6c50a.4688ae41]
    >
    > [image: cid:imaged9f001.PNG@cff69867.44b53f51] [image:
    > cid:image64d709.PNG@7fa83c75.4f830fdc]
    >
    > *NCN Health acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land we gather and
    > work on and pay respects to their Elders, past and present. We work
    > together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to build a
    > health system that listens to their hopes and aspirations and responds to
    > them.*
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Elizabeth Smith
    > Infection Control Coordinator
    > *NCN Health*
    > PO Box 252, Cobram 3644
    > *T. *03 5871 0705 03 5871 0705
    > * W**.* ncnhealth.org.au
    > *E.* Elizabeth.Smith@ncnhealth.org.au
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > *NCN Health acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land we gather and
    > work on and pay respects to their Elders, past and present. We work
    > together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to build a
    > health system that listens to their hopes and aspirations and responds to
    > them.*
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    #78028
    Elizabeth Smith
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    Elizabeth Smith

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    Hi Donna,

    Thank you for your reply. Not sure whether I am being too literal but the below link to the current Victorian Guideline for COVID-19 Publicly funded Vaccination Clinics states that temperature checking twice daily is required (p38). I would appreciate your further clarification on this.
    https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorian-covid-19-vaccination-guidelines-word

    Kind regards,
    Elizabeth Smith
    Infection Control Co-ordinator/Pandemic Infection Control Co-ordinator
    NCN Health
    PO Box 252, Cobram 3644
    T. 03 5871 0705/0417107719
    W. https://ncnhealthservices.org.au
    E. Elizabeth.Smith@ncnhealth.org.au

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    NCN Health acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land we gather and work on and pay respects to their Elders, past and present. We work together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to build a health system that listens to their hopes and aspirations and responds to them.

    Elizabeth Smith
    Infection Control Coordinator
    NCN Health
    PO Box 252, Cobram 3644
    T. 03 5871 0705 03 5871 0705
    W. ncnhealth.org.au
    E. Elizabeth.Smith@ncnhealth.org.au

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    From: ACIPC Infexion Connexion On Behalf Of Donna Cameron
    Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:11 AM
    To: ACIPCLIST@ACIPC.ORG.AU
    Subject: Re: [ACIPC_Infexion_Connexion] Vaccine fridge temp monitoring for COVID clinics

    Hi Elizabeth,

    I have contacted the Victorian Department of Health Immunisation team re your query and received the following advice:

    Manual temperature checks of a vaccine fridge should be done at the start and end of every business day. There is no expectation that vaccine fridges are manually checked 7 days per week. In Victoria all government vaccine provider account holders must have a data logger in every purpose built vaccine fridge. The logger is routinely downloaded weekly or as soon as possible after a temperature excursion outside 2-8 degrees Celsius is detected to check the time frame for a potential CCB (longer than 15 minutes outside 2-8 degrees Celsius). The interval on the logger should be set at 5 minutely readings, as per the recommendations in the National Vaccine Storage Guidelines Strive for 5. All vaccine equipment should be serviced annually and a self-audit should also be undertaken at this time (https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/national-vaccine-storage-guidelines-strive-for-5-appendix-2-vaccine-storage-self-audit).

    I hope that clarifies the situation for you.

    Regards,
    Donna

    Donna Cameron
    Infection Control Consultant
    T +61 (0) 3 8344 3574
    donna.cameron@unimelb.edu.au
    Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory
    The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
    792 Elizabeth Street | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia | 3000
    doherty.edu.au

    From: ACIPC Infexion Connexion [mailto:ACIPCLIST@ACIPC.ORG.AU] On Behalf Of Elizabeth Smith
    Sent: Tuesday, 25 May 2021 3:06 PM
    To: ACIPCLIST@ACIPC.ORG.AU
    Subject: [ACIPC_Infexion_Connexion] Vaccine fridge temp monitoring for COVID clinics

    Dear IC colleagues,

    The National Vaccine Storage Strive for 5 guidelines require twice daily monitoring before the refrigerator is used for the first time and at the end of each day. I am currently working where there is a COVID vaccination clinic that operates Monday to Friday. The Victorian Guidelines for this Clinic are different to the National Storage of vaccines guidelines and require temperature monitoring, twice daily, everyday Monday Sunday. This means that someone has to attend the clinic for temp checking over the weekend. Im just wondering if others can feedback how they are managing this requirement in real life.

    Kind regards,
    Elizabeth Smith
    Infection Control/Pandemic Infection Control Co-ordinator
    NCN Health
    PO Box 252, Cobram 3644
    T. 03 5871 0705/0417107719
    W. https://ncnhealthservices.org.au
    E. Elizabeth.Smith@ncnhealth.org.au

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    NCN Health acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land we gather and work on and pay respects to their Elders, past and present. We work together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to build a health system that listens to their hopes and aspirations and responds to them.

    Elizabeth Smith
    Infection Control Coordinator
    NCN Health
    PO Box 252, Cobram 3644
    T. 03 5871 0705 03 5871 0705
    W. ncnhealth.org.au
    E. Elizabeth.Smith@ncnhealth.org.au

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