The Department of Health has recently released the National Vaccine Storage Guidelines ‘Strive for 5’ 3rd edition. The 3rd edition offers guidance to ensure correct and proper storage of vaccines in your practice. To support you in understanding the key changes and updates, our team has compiled a comprehensive list to assist you in identifying the variations between the 2nd and 3rd editions. We recommend that you use this list to compare your current vaccine storage procedures to the new edition. Implementing the requirements of the 3rd edition will also ensure your practice is maintaining compliance with the RACGP Standards 5th edition – Criterion GP6.1 – Maintaining vaccine potency.

To download a copy of the National Vaccine Storage Guidelines – ‘Strive for 5’ 3rd edition, head to the Department of Health website here.

Log in to your accreditation hub and click on the ‘EDUCATION & RESOURCES (QbAY)’ tab to access a PDF copy of this comparison.