E004 cold boxes and vaccine carriers

Guidelines for procurement of vaccine carriers and cold boxes used in vaccine distribution.

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Cold boxes, vaccine carriers and coolant packs are used for keeping vaccines cold during transportation. In comparison with cold boxes, vaccine carriers have a smaller volume, suitable for use by health workers during immunization campaigns and out-reach services. As these are passive devices, coolant packs are accessories for both cold boxes and vaccine carriers providing the cooling energy/warming for a limited time period.

This document provides guidance to ensure effective and efficient procurement of  vaccine carriers and cold boxes used in vaccine distribution.