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POST00431E: PUBLICATION > INTERNATIONAL PACKAGING AND SHIPPING OF VACCINES WHO releases the updated version of the "Guidelines on the international packaging and shipping of vaccines" 28 FEBRUARY 2002 --------------------------------------------------- Umit Kartoglu , WHO/ATT informs us with the release of the updated version of the "Guidelines on the international packaging and shipping of vaccines". The document, produced in February 2002, replaces the former guidelines, WHO/EPI/CCIS/81.04 Rev.5(1992) and all previous revisions, and is available electronically in pdf format at http://www.who.int/vaccines-documents/ GUIDELINES ON THE INTERNATIONAL PACKAGING AND SHIPPING OF VACCINES WHO/V&B/01.05 The guidelines are jointly endorsed by UNICEF and WHO. They relate specifically to the international shipment of vaccine to countries implementing the Expanded Programme on Immunization. The guidelines may be cited in part or in full in invitations to bid for vaccine supply. Besides insulated packaging standards for international shipments, the document provides guidance on storage volume standards for all UN purchased vaccine presentations as well as on labeling and packaging and on standard shipping procedures. Vaccine Arrival Report (VAR) which is required to accompany the shipment along with the original airwaybill, copy of the invoice with a detailed packing list and release certificate(s) from the national regulatory authority of the producing country is given in Annex I with detailed guidelines for completing the form. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS: Contributions to: or use your reply button! The TechNet21 e-Forum welcomes new subscribers who are involved in immunization services. SUBCRIBE: To subscribe, send an e-mail to: Leave the SUBJECT area BLANK, do not type anything. In the body text, just write: Subscribe TECHNET21E Surname Name Do not use any accents in your name and surname. UNSUBSCRIBE: To unsubscribe, send an e-mail to: Leave the SUBJECT area BLANK, do not type anything. In the body text, just write: Unsubscribe TECHNET21E ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ARCHIVES New archives of posted messages starting with 1 November 2001 is accessible to all TechNet21 subscribers. To view the archives: http://listes.ulaval.ca/listserv/archives/technet21e.html Archives for postings between 17 August 1998 and 31 October 2001 can be found at the following web site for download starting 1 December 2001. http://www.who.int/vaccines-access/Vaccines/Vaccine_Cold_Chain/Technet Archives for files (documents) are under revision to clean old documents and drafts that are already replaced with new ones, and will be made available soon at the same site. http://www.who.int/vaccines-access/Vaccines/Vaccine_Cold_Chain/Technet ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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