When Was the Last Time You Had to Receive a Vaccination?

This has been a busy summer. After first a college graduation and then a high school graduation, your family took a once in a life time 16 day trip to Greece. By the time you returned home you company for the area’s premier college sporting event. Now that those games are wrapping up, the girls are transitioning into their plans for the next school year. Your youngest daughter will be heading 12 hours south to college to pursue a pre med biology degree; your oldest daughter will be in the area attending an accelerated nursing program. If everything goes as planned, both girls will be working in the women’s health field.

Before that can happen, however, they both need to follow through on all of the paperwork that is needed. For your older daughter who will be just 12 short months from nursing degree this means a round of vaccinations. She, like her future patients, will be visiting a health clinic to get her required shots. On this visit, though, she is more likely to pay even closer attention to the medical fridge freezers, the shots themselves, and every move that the nurses are making. Knowing that she will soon be involved in a similar job, she will likely be watching for tips of the trade that will help her in her future career.

Vaccinations and Immunizations Continue to Play Vital Roles in the Health of Our World

Both large models and small undercounter lab refrigerators are a stable in many of the doctor’s offices, health clinics, and hospitals that we visit. Unfortunately, there are many places around the world where there are no medical fridge freezers to store the necessary vaccines that people need. In some places, for instance, there is not even enough safe drinking water to keep children and adults alike hydrated so that they can avoid epidemics like cholera. As a result, there are a number of doctors and nurses who make the effort to help in other places around the world. In fact, medical teams often bring with them not only their own preparation and skills, but also raise funds so that they can deliver smal medical fridge freezers or larger vaccine refrigerator freezers when they travel.

Refrigerated vaccines should be stored at 40 degrees Fahrenheit, 5 degrees Celcius, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Without this basic storage option, much of the technology that Americans often take for granted simply cannot benefit the rest of the world. Fortunately, we are in a time when the next generation of health care workers seems to be up to the challenge of making sure that they, as well as others around the world, get the care that they need.