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Monitoring swine flu vaccine storage temperatures is as close as the WiFi network you’re already using.

2009 September 22
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vaccinationWithin the next month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expected to begin overseeing the distribution of millions of doses of H1N1 (or "swine flu") vaccine for schools, clinics, hospitals and other facilities across the country. The CDC website is jam packed full of information regarding H1N1, and provides planners such as this one in which school-located vaccination planners can get assistance in handling the complex and varied logistics that will be involved in this important undertaking.

One critical element facing vaccination planners will be in the storage and handling of the vaccine, and the specific cold chain management for those responsible for transporting, storing and handling the vaccines. Proper storage procedures will need to be planned in advance so that vaccines will not lose potency because of fluctuations or inconsistencies with regard to temperature monitoring when the vaccine is in cold storage. Temperature monitoring can be an expensive and time-consuming process, especially if a facility seeks to install hard-wired temperature sensors into refrigeration units and interface them with other existing building controls.

PointSix WiFi Temperature Sensor 3008-18-V3PointSix Wireless has created a temperature sensor that transmits data automatically by utilizing a building's existing WiFi network. The sensor, along with a configurable web-based interface, provides a constant stream of temperature data and can be customized to issue emails or phone calls when the temperature falls outside of defined parameters.

But the real beauty of the PointSix WiFi sensor is that it doesn't have to be installed, wired, mounted or anything. Simply adjust some configurations and drop the sensor – which is about the size of a deck of cards – into a refrigeration or freezer unit, and it immediately begins transmitting data. It's simple to set up, inexpensive to maintain and provides reliable and consistent information for cold chain management in a modern world.

For more details about the PointSix WiFi temperature sensor, visit alpscontrols.com and search for product identification number 3008-18-V3.

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