Sir, I feel that it is more appropriate to call these vaccines as thermostable vaccines the others are thermolabile vaccines. This is just a developmental phase and it should not take away the basic vaccination procedures and its importance. Nagaraj
Hello everybody I think this new method of vaccine storage and transport may be named Heat Flexible Vaccine Storage and Transport System as the vaccines can withstand varying degrees of heat thanks Dr Murtada A ABDELMAJID
Could we have an outside the box name as "Life Chain" or "Safe Chain" or "Vital Chain"?
I thought that the term "cool chain" used by the optimize group was excellent. Not necessarily cold, but still cool.
The issues are to be looked differently. The longevity of the thermostable vaccine v/s routine vaccines that can survive higher temperatures and being effective for say 30 days, etc. In field practice some thing else happens - the most dangerous thawing - frequent heating and cooling which destroys the vaccine in a shorter period. Temperatures exposed at various places could be different. So temperature recommendations prescribed are optimal ones and shelf-life is described. What is probably discussed as I understand is the stability despite some amount of thawing that could protect the vaccine. Nagaraj
Dear Mr. Zaffran, Dear All,
I am very pleased to get in touch with you. Actually, It is my first participation in the TECHNET21. Regarding the names, I suggest "controlled temperature storage and transportation". It will be controlled since the temperature is monitored as I understand. "Ambient" is not a good idea since some references define ambient temperature with the range from 20 to 25 degree C. I think the other terms may have false implications of non controlled storage. This was what exactly happend with me when I first read about "out of cold chain". I thought that the cold chain was failed and the product was spoiled. "Flexible cold chain" is not appropriate from my point of view since it is no more cold.
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