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1 Training for rotavirus vaccine introduction Module 2 Rotavirus vaccine attributes and storage conditions

2 Rotavirus vaccine attributes and storage conditions, Module 2 | 21 February 2014 2 |2 | Learning objectives At the end of the module, the participant will be able to: –Describe the main attributes of rotavirus vaccine –Describe storage conditions of rotavirus vaccine Duration –15

3 Rotavirus vaccine attributes and storage conditions, Module 2 | 21 February 2014 3 |3 | What is rotavirus vaccine presentation? 1 1 At which temperature should the vaccine be stored? 3 3 Where should the vaccine be stored? 4 4 Key issues How safe is rotavirus vaccine? 2 2

4 Rotavirus vaccine attributes and storage conditions, Module 2 | 21 February 2014 4 |4 | What is rotavirus vaccine presentation? Rotavirus vaccine is a ready-to-use, oral vaccine in a liquid formulation –Specially designed tube for direct oral administration 1 tube = 1 dose 1 tube has 1.5mL liquid A squeezable plastic tube

5 Rotavirus vaccine attributes and storage conditions, Module 2 | 21 February 2014 5 |5 | How safe is the vaccine? Rotavirus vaccines are safe and do not cause any serious adverse events Irritability and loss of appetite are very common side effects of rotavirus vaccine Rotavirus vaccine may be given with other vaccines in the infant Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) schedule without interfering with their effectiveness

6 Rotavirus vaccine attributes and storage conditions, Module 2 | 21 February 2014 6 |6 | Rotavirus vaccines should be stored between +2°C to +8°C At which temperature must the vaccine be stored?

7 Rotavirus vaccine attributes and storage conditions, Module 2 | 21 February 2014 7 |7 | The rotavirus vaccine should be stored in a refrigerator Where do you store the vaccine?

8 Rotavirus vaccine attributes and storage conditions, Module 2 | 21 February 2014 8 |8 | Vaccines with early expiration dates should be kept in front to be used first Closer expiry date in front Further expiry date in back Which vaccine should be stored in front?

9 Rotavirus vaccine attributes and storage conditions, Module 2 | 21 February 2014 9 |9 | What should you do? The refrigerator stops functioning. What should you do?

10 Rotavirus vaccine attributes and storage conditions, Module 2 | 21 February 2014 10 | Key messages Rotavirus vaccine has a liquid formulation Vaccine comes in a squeezable plastic tube Irritability and loss of appetite are very common side effects of rotavirus vaccine Store vaccines between +2°C to +8°C Vaccines with early expiration dates and VVM in stage 2 (or nearing stage 2) should be kept in front of the refrigerator to be used first Do not open the refrigerator door often Regularly monitor the temperature of the refrigerator

11 Rotavirus vaccine attributes and storage conditions, Module 2 | 21 February 2014 11 | End of module Thank you for your attention!


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