Temperature Monitoring in the Vaccine Cold Chain

Course

Self-paced e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

United Nations Children’s Fund

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Length
45 minutes
Effort
45 minutes
Level
Advanced
Language
English
Region
World
Venue
Online
Certificate
Yes
Price
Free

Course summary

This course will teach you how to examine information and uncover issues that can impact vaccine temperature monitoring.

Topics

Sustainable Development Goals
Good health and well-being for people

About this course

Developed jointly by UNICEF and WHO, the Immunization eLearning Initiative provides all immunization staff with access to training in areas deemed vital to the advancement of the Global Vaccine Action Plan and its vision that everyone live a life free from vaccine preventable disease.

This course, Temperature Monitoring in the Vaccine Cold Chain, is an advanced ISCM mini-course that examines one vaccine’s journey in the fictitious country of Makari from airport arrival to the point of immunization. It observes six places in the journey where the vaccine is at risk of damaging temperatures — for example, in the district store and during in-country transport. During this learning experience, you will examine clues, uncover information, and speak with a supply-chain expert. After completing this course, you will understand how to examine information and uncover issues that impact temperature monitoring.

Methodology

This course is composed of self-guided, animated tutorials authored by subject matter experts.

Structure

This course is intended to provide valuable short-format learning. It includes one brief e-learning module.

Target audience

This advanced ISCM course is intended for all UNICEF and WHO staff and technical experts working on strengthening immunization supply chains. This course is also open to external EPI consultants, partners or technical service providers who need technical cold chain management knowledge.

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Determine whether vaccines have been compromised by temperature
  • Determine whether storage and transport conditions are appropriate
  • Recognize temperature-monitoring devices
  • Determine whether vaccine temperatures are being monitored as they should be