The Step by Step Guide to Choosing a Vaccine Fridge

Vaccine fridges are built specifically for hospitals, pharmacies, and medical practices. They’re used to store and keep drugs, vaccines and other medical supplies at a safe temperature.

There are a range of medical grade refrigerators available, each of them with different features. If you’re having trouble choosing one that’s right for your needs or the needs of your business, here’s an easy guide to what you should be looking for.

Vaccine Fridge Essentials

Vaccine refrigerators keep vaccines and other medications at precisely maintained temperatures for safety reasons. For example, red blood cells can be stored in the fridge for up to 42 days and must be kept at a temperature between 2°C and 6°C. If they aren’t kept at this temperature, the blood is unable to be used.

Vaccines, which are used to immunise against disease, must also be kept at a steady temperature or they lose their potency. Frozen vaccines are usually stored between -50°C and -15°C and other common vaccines are stored between 2°C and 8°C, these numbers can vary depending on the type of vaccine being stored.

The consequences of storing medical supplies at the wrong temperature can be dire, which is why precision is essential. The best pharmaceutical fridges can vary in size and shape, but they must be stand alone and have features that make regular temperature monitoring easy. They also need to have good air circulation to ensure that the temperature remains stable in every compartment of the fridge.

Euro Chill's Vaccine Fridges

Euro Chill has a wide range of QCPP and Cold Chain compliant vaccine fridges to suit every medical need. They’re also independently tested by The Pharmacy Guild of NSW, so when you buy from Euro Chill, you know that you’re getting vaccine and medical grade fridges that do the job properly.

Here are some features that our new Vacc-Safe range boasts:

  • They come in a variety of sizes, from 50 Litres up to 1000 Litres.
  • All units have an inbuilt USB data logger for quick and easy downloading of data via a USB port.
  • Digital controllers that record the fridges minimum & maximum temperatures and can be easily reset.
  • An internal light.
  • Self-closing heated doors, which help to eliminate condensation and maximise temperature control.
  • Every fridge has forced-air cooling to ensure a consistent temperature in all the compartments.
  • The fridges have multiple alarm systems to alert you of things such as; high/low temperatures, door open, power failure, sensor failure. 

How to Choose the Right Medical Fridge

All of Euro Chill’s vaccine refrigerators come with a 24-month warranty and are designed to ensure that your medical supplies are kept at a safe and stable temperature. 
When it comes to choosing the right fridge for your desired use, there are number of factors to consider:

  • Capacity - How many litres do you need?
  • Temperature range
  • Number of shelves/drawers required
  • Dimensions - how big is your space?

Buying a Vaccine Fridge Through Euro Chill

If you need a vaccine fridge, then Euro Chill has a great range to suit every space and refrigerating need. We offer short term rentals on any vaccine fridge we have in stock as well as finance options with very competitive terms. No matter where you are in Australia, we offer fast national delivery on any fridge you buy or rent through us.

The Takeaway

When it comes to buying vaccine fridges, you need to ensure that you get all the features you need to keep your medical supplies in the best condition for use. And Euro Chill’s Vacc-Safe® Premium line offers all that and more. With Euro Chill you get value for money, lower power use, a variety of sizes, and the latest technology along with a warranty that guarantees peace of mind.

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