Effects of Freezing on Vaccine Potency: Literature Review

This document provides a literature review of articles about the effects of freezing on vaccine potency of hepatitis B, tetanus toxoid, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccines. Also included is a review of stability data of these vaccines at temperatures below 0°C. This document is part of a series that describes the serious risk of freezing vaccines and World Health Organization-recommended freeze-prevention strategies targeted toward all levels of storage and transport of vaccines.

Author: PATH

Published: 2003

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Resource types: Report, PATH resource

Diseases/vaccines: Not disease/vaccine specific

Topics: Cold chain technologies, Presentation and packaging, Vaccine stabilization and formulation

Regions: Global