Our COVID-19 Vaccine Handling Guides bring to the front lines of the vaccination effort operational strategies assembled in a single resource to address potential efficiency gaps while maintaining safety and quality. The goal is to help build public trust, get more shots in arms and end the pandemic.
U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Handling Toolkit:
The US COVID-19 Vaccine Handling Toolkit was first published in January 2021. With new and updated vaccine information, the toolkit has been revised to help ensure frontline practitioners have the most updated, relevant COVID-19 vaccine related information. As of October 2022, the toolkit has been revised to include information regarding recently approved vaccines, including the multiple bivalent boosters.
International COVID-19 Vaccine Handling Guide:
USP’s International COVID-19 Vaccine Handling Guide debuted in July 2021 and was recently updated in January 2022. This guide was developed based on the core concepts described in the USP COVID-19 Vaccine Handling Toolkit and provides information related COVID-19 vaccines currently used internationally. The guide includes:
- Operational considerations around handling, storage, and transport of the different COVID-19 vaccines utilized in geographies outside the U.S., including AstraZeneca, Corbevax, Sinopharm, Sputnik V, Novovax, etc.
- Mitigating strategies to avoid vaccine mix-ups
- Supplemental content including a Visual Inspection Guide to help identify falsified COVID-19 Vaccines, as well as references to CDC and WHO toolkits and catalogues