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Temperature monitoring of a refrigerator for vaccines and medicines in a pharmacy

  • Covid-19 vaccine temperature monitoring : obligations and practical solutions
  • Graph of temperatures recorded by Ivy

To control the temperature of vaccines and medicines in your pharmacy’s refrigerator, we offer a packaged solution that’s easy to install. You can monitor your refrigerator remotely, and receive alarms by e-mail, SMS or notification on your phone if the temperature is exceeded.

Cold chain control of your vaccines and medicines is guaranteed.

A complete solution to monitor the temperature of a refrigerator in a pharmacy with :
  • A temperature sensor accurate to ±0.5°C with a resolution of 0.1°C
  • A preconfigured NB-IoT Ivy wireless data logger
  • Remote monitoring on PC and smartphone
  • Alerts by Email, SMS or notification
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A packaged solution to meet your temperature monitoring needs
  • How do you monitor the temperature of vaccines and medicines ?

    We’ve created a complete package to meet the needs of pharmacies. A quick and easy-to-install solution. No IT configuration required. Automatic upload of temperature data to the cloud.


    Contents of the temperature monitoring system for your pharmacy fridge :

    The temperature monitoring system for your refrigerators includes :

      • A temperature sensor.
      • An IVY NB-IoT data logger ready to connect automatically to the cloud.
      • Access to Thermotrack to monitor the temperature of your fridges remotely and receive alerts on your phone or by email if the temperature is exceeded.
      • Click here to download the order form.

A temperature sensor

The temperature sensor covers a range of -50 to +90°C and gives an accuracy of ±0.5 degrees celcius. With a resolution of 0.1 degrees, it displays the most accurate temperature of your fridge.

Thanks to its 0.7 mm thick flat cable, you can insert the sensor through the refrigerator door without creating frost.

Technical specifications :

  • Temperature range : -50/+90°C
  • Accuracy : ± 0.5°C
  • Resolution : 0.1 °C
  • Cable length : 2 meters
  • Thickness : 0.7 mm

NB-IoT Ivy Temp 2D temperature data logger

The NB-IoT Ivy Temp 2D temperature data logger sends data to the monitoring platform.

The connection is automatic. No network installation required. The IVY datalogger has a built-in SIM card for sending temperatures via the NB-IoT network.

2 temperature sensors can be connected to the IVY data logger.

Advantages :

  • Automatic connection to the cloud
  • No configuration required
  • Secure transmission independent of your network
  • Elegant design for your pharmacy

Remote temperature monitoring

The data from your temperature sensor is sent directly to the cloud. With Thermotrack Webserve you can remotely monitor the temperature of your refrigerator, on your PC, tablet or smartphone.

If the temperature is exceeded, you receive alarm notifications by email, SMS or smartphone notification.

All data is secured and archived for 10 years.

Main functions :

  • Alarms by Email, SMS, Notification, Siren on PC
  • Graphs, list of values with Mini, Maxi, Average
  • Secured access by username and password
  • Consultation and configuration from a PC, Tablet or smartphone
  • Secure archiving for 10 years

How do I install the temperature monitoring system in my pharmacy refrigerator ?

In less than 5 minutes, start tracking the cold chain of vaccines and medicines in your fridge.

  1. Place the temperature sensor in your fridge.
  2. Attach the data logger to the outside of the fridge using the supplied magnet.
  3. Switch on the data logger.
  4. Log on to with the supplied login and password.

That’s it ! The alarm thresholds are already programmed between 2 and 8°C, the temperature required for vaccines in the pharmacy refrigerator.



At what temperature should vaccines be stored?

The storage temperature of most vaccines is between +2 and +8 degrees Celsius. Vaccine that is improperly stored should not be administered. If it freezes, the vaccine becomes dangerous. If it exceeds 8 degrees, the vaccine loses its effectiveness the longer the temperature excursion lasts (cumulative effect).

The recent Covid 19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNtech can be stored at -70°C. It can also be stored at +2 +8 degrees during the transport and distribution phase at the vaccination center.

See Pfizer’s cold chain specifications here.

Cold chain management in a pharmacy

The UK NHS and its Specialist Pharmacy Service has published on March 5th, 2021 aguide to maintain the COVID-19 vaccines cold chain.

Particularly, it is required that “Temperatures in the refrigerator must be monitored and recorded at least once each working day, and documented on a chart for recording temperatures… The records should be readily accessible, be retained for at least one year, and cover the full storage history of any products contained in the fridge. As shelf lives specified by vaccine manufacturers can be up to four years or longer, retaining records for five years will generally enable the full storage history of the vaccines be accounted for.”

You can also download from here the Quick Reference guide for Refrigerators for Covid-19 vaccine storage.


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Covid-19 vaccine temperature monitoring : requirements and practical solutions

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