Enhanced Refrigerator Temperature Monitoring
The Vax-Shield refrigerator temperature monitoring service saves vaccines through its superior ease of use, pro-active alerts, preventive monitoring and emergency planning. Designed for clinics by clinics, we make it easy for clinics and community pharmacies to eliminate the risk of vaccine loss.
Hundreds of millions of dollars in vaccines are lost each year due to improper refrigeration temperatures because data loggers do not alert clinics staff when there is a vaccine threatening event.
A study of vaccine threatening events in our clients showed that risk of loss occurs far more frequently than commonly believed. The results indicated that the frequency of potential inventory loss was over 50% over a 2.5 year period. We published the study and suggested remediation strategies in our white paper “Vaccine Storage: Incidents, Risk, and Remediation”.
Over a period of 2 ½ years, 13% of our sites experienced a power outage outside of business hours.
During the same period, over 38% of our locations suffered an off-hours temperature excursion due to a staff error
Our clients preemptively replaced 35% of their refrigerators to prevent possible vaccine loss.”
Over a two-year period 10% of our clinic sites saved vaccines during a significant power outage.
Over a two-year period over 35% of our clinic sites saved vaccines due to staff error.
Over 28% of the clinic sites preemptively replaced refrigeration equipment before the vaccines were at risk.
“ Late one Friday night, your Vax-Shield service alerted me that our clinic freezer was too warm and would be out of range very soon. An ice pack was preventing the door from closing completely. This is the third time in 12 months that your service has prevented vaccine loss. Thank you for being proactive with our clinic. You forced us to look at refrigeration remediation strategies which preemptively cut our risk of loss significantly. The recovery plan you developed for us has worked out well as we have utilized it three times since becoming a Vax-Shield customer. Our investment in Vax-Shield has paid for itself 20 times over in just a year and a half. “
Christopher Murgic Edina Sports Health, and Wellness
“ Your service has prevented many vaccine losses at Lewis Drug Stores. As you know, we have many stores across a three-state area. Vax-Shield’s proactive notification to us of potential problems before they occur has been key to mitigating vaccine loss. Your service has paid for itself 100 times over. “
Dave Nielsen, Dir. of Operations, Lewis Drug Store
“Your call allowed us to move inventory before the refrigerator failed. We have replaced several refrigerators/freezers based on your predictive analysis. Better to replace a refrigerator or freezer than suffer an emergency. “
Melissa Smerker, Premier Pediatrics
“Thank you for such a great service! Thank you for notifying us that the refrigerator was going to freeze at our clinic. We had just stocked it with the new vaccine. We recently had a staff change but had not updated our emergency contact list. Thank you for going the extra mile.“
“Thank you for such a great service! You for notified us that the refrigerator was going to freeze at our clinic. We had just stocked it with the new vaccine. We recently had a staff change but had not updated our emergency contact list, but Vax-Shield tracked us down and made sure we knew. Thank you for going the extra mile.“
Tracy Shulke, Entira Family Clinics