Vaccine Temperature Monitoring
Temperature monitoring ensures the potency and effectiveness of your vaccines and is vital to patient safety. Dickson understands that monitoring the storage temperature of your drugs and vaccines often takes the back seat to care of your patients, but with ongoing changes to monitoring regulations, it’s become as necessary as it is important. Thanks to DicksonOne, vaccine temperature monitoring has been made easy.
DicksonOne by Dickson
Set it and forget it products that offer continuous monitoring
Cloud based data management platform
Alarm delivery via email, text or call
Digital reporting functionality to access and maintain data for audit needs
Meets all VFC* requirements
Vaccine for Children Program*
From 1989 – 1991, a measles epidemic hit the U.S. resulting in tens of thousands of cases of measles and hundreds of deaths. Upon investigation, the CDC found that more than half of the children who had contracted the virus had not been immunized, even though many of them had seen a health care provider.
In partial response, Congress passed the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) on August 10, 1993. This created the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program. VFC became operational the following October. Known as section 1928 of the Social Security Act, the Vaccines for Children program is an entitlement program for eligible children, age 18 and under.
In 2013, the VFC program updated its regulations on vaccine storage and handling, and are now seeing their regulations picked up as statewide mandates. California and New York have already adopted VFC regulations as their benchmark, and Illinois passed legislation that will make VFC the official decree beginning in January 2017.
You can sign up for a ‘You Call the Shots Training’ through their website to learn about storage and handling requirements.
Options for VFC compliant monitoring:
Visit our blog to learn more about vaccine management. If you’d like to talk to someone about updating your vaccine monitoring strategy, call our experts at 630.543.3747.