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The following resource documents can be accessed to support cold chain equipment (CCE) management processes, as well as enhance knowledge and understanding of CCE and their functioning
E001 Cold rooms, freezer rooms and related equipment
Guideline for establishing or improving primary and intermediate vaccine stores [WHO/V&B/02.34]

WHO-UNICEF Effective Vaccine Store Management Initiative [WHO/IVB/04.16-20]

User’s handbook for vaccine cold rooms and freezer rooms [WHO/V&B/02.31]

How to look after a cold room or freezer room: self-assessment tool [WHO/V&B/02.30]
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E003 Refrigerators and freezers
Study protocol for temperature monitoring in the vaccine cold chain [WHO/IVB/05.01 REV.1]

Introducing solar-powered vaccine refrigerator and freezer systems – A guide for managers in national immunization programmes


E004 Insulated containers
How to use passive containers and coolant-packs for vaccine transport and outreach operations

Guidelines on the international packaging and shipping of vaccines [WHO/IVB/05.23]


E005 Coolant-packs
How to use passive containers and coolant-packs for vaccine transport and outreach operations


E006 Temperature monitoring devices
How to monitor temperatures in the vaccine supply chain


E008 Single-use injection devices
Immunization in practice: a practical guide for health staff – 2015 update.

Safety of injections: WHO-UNICEF-UNFPA joint statement on the use of auto-disable syringes in immunization services [WHO/V&B/99.25]

Guiding principles to ensure injection device security [WHO/BCT/03.12]


E010 Waste management equipment
Guidelines for estimating costs of introducing new vaccines into the national immunization system [WHO/V&B/02.11]


E011 Specimen collection equipment
Field guide for supplementary activities aimed at achieving polio eradication [WHO/EPI/GEN/95.01 Rev.1]

Other useful links
How to develop a repair and maintenance system for cold chain equipment

How to calculate vaccine volumes and cold chain capacity requirements


External links
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UNICEF’s Cold Chain Support Package

PATH’s Total Cost of Ownership Tool for Cold Chain Equipment

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