Vaccine Emergencies on the Rise

January 8, 2021 / AIhBMIoTMegaTrends SeriesSCaaSTechnology

Today, Campus Safety Magazine released an article outlining a near disaster and waste of precious COVID-19 Vaccine in a Ukiah Valley Medical Center. The Mendocino County facility suffered a freezer failure following a power outage. The IoT sensors that monitor the freezer’s temperature failed to notify hospital personnel of the problem.

Vials of precious COVID-19 vaccine were being stored in this freezer, and luckily the staff were quick to discover the issue and distribute as much of the vaccine as possible before it became unusable.

In one of our recent posts, “IntelliSite’s Cold Storage Solution for the Covid-10 vaccine,” in order to distribute the Covid-19 safely and effectively, we highlighted the importance of being able to keep the vaccine at its needed storage temperature of -70 degrees Celsius. As the vaccine is now being distributed globally, we are seeing situations like the one with Ukriah Valley Medical Center where IoT sensor technology is being relied upon to accurately measure cold storage, and its disastrous effects when it fails.

Having the capabilities to accurately monitor the cold storage of the vaccine throughout the entire supply chain, from distribution to storage at healthcare facilities, is critical in helping to eradicate this pandemic as fast as possible. With the combination of deep freeze technology and cold storage monitoring through IoT sensors, we have the ability to maximize the amount of vaccinations through technology.

For those directly involved with ensuring the vaccine’s cold storage requirements, such as delivery companies or healthcare facilities, we encourage you to learn more about IntelliSite’s cold storage solution by visiting our website, scheduling a short demo, and/or contacting an IntelliSite expert to get started today!

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