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Immunization & Health Care Professionals

Ways to Improve Vaccine Administration in Your Practices

Vaccine Safety

Vaccines are safe, well-tested and effective in preventing some serious diseases like measles, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio. But, like any medicines, vaccines can have side effects. It’s understandable that people have questions about vaccine safety and effectiveness, especially with the coverage of these subjects by the media. We want to help answer your questions with accurate and reliable information. Not everything you see, hear or read about vaccines in the media or on the Internet is accurate. So, in addition to looking around our website, please visit these other sites for information you can trust:

Vaccine Storage and Handling

Proper storage and handling techniques are critical to a safe and effective vaccination program. Failure to adhere to recommendations for proper storage and handling can reduce vaccine potency resulting in inadequate protection against disease. In this section learn how you and your staff can be the first line of defense in protecting your patients from improperly handled vaccines. 

Recommendations, guidelines, and tips for the proper storage and handling of vaccines:


Please contact our office for information about any of our services and materials:
Santa Clara County Immunization Program
976 Lenzen Ave., Suite 1100
San Jose, CA 95126
Telephone: (408) 792-5007
Fax: (408) 947-8752
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Last updated: 12/10/2018 8:35 AM