Demonstration of the Use of Remote Temperature Monitoring Devices in Vaccine Refrigerators in Haiti.

Demonstration of the Use of Remote Temperature Monitoring Devices in Vaccine Refrigerators in Haiti. Public Health Rep. 2017 Jan 01;:33354917742119 Authors: Cavallaro KF, Francois J, Jacques R, Mentor D, Yalcouye I, Wilkins K, Mueller N, Turner R, Wallace A, Tohme RA Abstract After the 2010 earthquake, Haiti committed to introducing 4 new antigens into its routine immunization schedule, which required improving its cold chain (ie, temperature-controlled supply chain) and increasing vaccine storage capacity by installing new refrigerators. We tested the feasibility of using remote temperature monitoring devices (RTMDs) in Haiti in a sample of vaccine refrigerators fueled by solar panels, propane gas, or electricity. We analyzed data from 16 RTMDs monitoring 24 refrigerators in 15 sites from March through August 2014. Although 5 of the 16 RTMDs exhibited intermittent data gaps, we identified typical temperature patterns consistent with refrigerator door opening and closing, propane depletion, thermostat insufficiency, and overstocking. Actual start-up, annual maintenance, and annual electricity costs for using RTMDs were $686, $179, and $9 per refrigerator, respectively. In Haiti, RTMD use was feasible. RTMDs could be prioritized for use with existing refrigerators with high volumes of vaccines and new refrigerators to certify their functionality before use. Vaccine vial monitors could provide additional useful information about cumulative heat exposure and...
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