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Storage Guidelines for Physician Offices and Hospital Pharmacies : Palivizumab (Synagis®)

All sites where this publicly funded product is handled must: 

  • Have a maximum-minimum refrigerator thermometer in all refrigerators containing product. 
  • Check refrigerator temperatures at least once a day (on office opening). 

Individuals and institutions handling this publicly funded product are required to comply with the guidelines presented in this section. If a site is unable to maintain refrigerator temperatures between +2°C and +8°C alternative appropriate storage should be arranged. 

Store palivizumab in the refrigerator at +2°C to +8°C immediately following receipt. 

Do not store palivizumab on the door shelves of the refrigerator, in vegetable bins or on the shelf below the freezer as temperatures in these areas will fluctuate. Store on the middle shelves of the refrigerator. 

*For more details on storage please refer to the cold chain maintenance document found in the Nova Scotia Immunization Manual or contact the IWK Pharmacy Department at 470-8165 for a copy of this document, or information.