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  3. Thursday, 13 November 2003
POST 00614E : VACCINE WASTAGE AND DESTRUCTION Follow-up on Posts 00603E, 00606E, 00607E, 00619E and 00611E 13 November 2003 ___________________________________ My apologies! I must have pressed the wrong key. Before I realized, the posting I had just started to prepare was gone... Exceptionally, this posting contains two short contributions on different topics. Issa Makumbi (mailto:[log in to unmask]) from UNEPI submitted both and there were no other on these topics. About incineration, those without practical experience probably have some questions. Some member must have such practical experience? Here no glass is thrown into incinerators because glass doesn't burn. If large numbers of vials are thrown in, then what is done with the magma of melted glass that accumulates at the bottom? Let it cool down and solidify? And what next? The Moderator _________________________________ Factors related to vaccines.......(contribution by Ümit Kartoglu in Post 00607E) Please include diluent especially in glass containers which easily break during transportation. Sometimes, the diluent is used to mix penicillins in very remote areas rendering the Primary vaccine "wasted" as one should use diluent of the same batch. _________________________________ 1. I have a problem with incineration - does it mean a type of incinerator? What about the explosion of vials? Can't this damage the incinerator? 2. Burying may be dangerous as Environmentalists claim. Dr. Issa Makumbi Programme Manager-UNEPI ______________________________________________________________________________ Visit the TECHNET21 Website at http://www.technet21.org You will find instructions to subscribe, a direct access to archives, links to reference documents and other features. ______________________________________________________________________________ To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to : mailto:[log in to unmask] Leave the subject area BLANK In the message body, write unsubscribe TECHNET21E ______________________________________________________________________________ The World Health Organization and UNICEF support TechNet21. The TechNet21 e-Forum is a communication/information tool for generation of ideas on how to improve immunization services. It is moderated by Claude Letarte and is hosted in cooperation with the Centre de coopération internationale en santé et développement, Québec, Canada (http://www.ccisd.org) ______________________________________________________________________________


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