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Improvements in cold chain management reinforce Medical’s joint role, processes
Immunotherapy allergens and vaccines are kept in the 35th Medical Operations Squadron immunization clinic's refrigerator and, for most vaccines, are kept between 35 and 46 degrees Fahrenheit, while live vaccines, for instance the flu vaccine, must be kept frozen at 5 degrees Fahrenheit or cooler at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 14, 2016. The Defense Logistics Agency published an updated joint regulation reinforcing DLA Troop Support Medical’s role and introducing new protocols in cold chain management. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)