01 September 2023

All vaccinating general practices in NSW must adhere to mandatory vaccine storage and cold chain management requirements to ensure vaccines are stored in accordance with best practice guidelines.

The Public Health Unit (PHU) is conducting random audits in South Western Sydney to ensure practices are adhering to cold chain management guidelines, in response to the growing number of breaches related to COVID-19 vaccines.

It is important for practices to ensure all staff have completed the NSW Health Vaccine Storage and Cold Chain Management on-line learning module, and the COVID-19 Vaccination Training Program, to prevent cold chain incidents.

Relevant training:

Vaccine Storage and Chain Management Module

COVID-19 Vaccination Training Program

Additional information:

Vaccine storage and cold chain management

If you have a clinical question, please contact SWSPHN’s Clinical Support team via email at clinicalsupport@swsphn.com.au