The Vaccine Storage Unit Used In NJHOA 2011 Study Was FridgeFreeze
A FridgeFreeze vaccine storage unit was used at the New Jersey Health Officers Association Mass Vaccination Exercises on June 12, 2011. A summary of the exercise is published in the NJHOA Mass Vaccination Exercises Best Practices Report, which was created in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and Rutgers University’s New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Office of Continuing Professional Education.
Summarized from the report of the vaccine study:
The Randolph Regional Health Department held a mobile mass immunization exercise in two of its four coverage communities. Tents were set up in the parking lots of two targeted residential complexes and the scenario envisioned vaccination against a flu outbreak in the community. Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act actual vaccines were made available. A total of 133 vaccines were distributed, including 78 actual inoculations.
A FridgeFreeze portable medical refrigerator/freezer was used along with a backup battery system and cart. The report explains:
“Because both PODs were held outdoors without access to refrigeration or electricity, a FridgeFreeze mobile self-contained vaccine storage unit was purchased.”
For more information, please see the report. The study is listed on page 25 of the document.