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The vaccine vial monitor changes color when a vial has been exposed to excessive temperature over time that has likely damaged the vaccine.
The vaccine potency according to the Vaccine Vial Monitor Card has not been verified, although it is recognized and used as the main cold-chain quality indicator (13-15).
As recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), Vaccine Vial Monitors (VVMs) currently used on vaccines distributed through United Nations procurement agencies such as UNICEF, and other organizations and governments, alert health care professionals in the field when vaccines may have been exposed to damaging heat to avoid administration of temperature-damaged vaccine to patients," explains Dr.

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