DO YOU STORE YOUR VACCINES AT THE CORRECT TEMPERATURE? The importance of vaccine storage is paramount for both safeguarding vaccines and the efficacy once administered on fish stocks. The correct storage of vaccines will have direct influence on your fish health and investment. STRIVE FOR FIVE AIM FOR 5°C. ABOVE 8°C SHORTENS SHELF LIFE. BELOW 2°C REDUCES EFFECTIVENESS. FREEZING DESTROYS VACCINES. Best practice fridge tips: 1 2 PLACE A BOTTLE OF WATER MARKED ‘DO NOT DRINK’ IN THE FRIDGE TO HELP STABILISE TEMPERATURE HAVE A SEPARATE POWER SUPPLY FOR YOUR FRIDGE DO NOT DRINK 3 4 CHECK THE SEAL BY PLACING A TORCH INSIDE AND CLOSING THE DOOR. IF LIGHT SHINES THROUGH, THE SEAL IS FAULTY ENSURE THERE IS SPACE AROUND THE FRIDGE TO ALLOW AIR TO CIRCULATE 5 6 AVOID USING THE FRIDGE FOR OTHER ITEMS SO THAT IT’S NOT OPENED FREQUENTLY AVOID FRIDGES WITH FREEZER COMPARTMENTS 7 8 MONITOR MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM FRIDGE TEMPERATURES DAILY DON’T PUT VACCINES AT THE BACK OF THE FRIDGE WHERE ICE CAN FORM MSD Animal Health, providing the best solutions and services in supporting professionals directly. www.msd-animal-health-hub.co.uk/ Copyright © 2019 Intervet UK Ltd trading as MSD Animal Health. All rights reserved. GB/AQC/0219/0002
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