Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

WHO/V&B/02.16

Ensuring quality of vaccines at country level - a guideline for health staff

This document is aimed at providing guidance to health authorities in countries importing vaccines through United Nations agencies, on the correct procedures to check the shipments upon receipt for acceptance or rejection, to ensure correct storage conditions including implementation of appropriate stock control system at all levels, procedures for lot release before distribution, correct practices for distribution of vaccines, diluents, syringes and safety boxes, adequate reconstitution practices and waste disposal practices.

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