Maintain the Cold Chain - Online Learning Module

This learning module was developed using the Vaccine Storage and Handling Guidelines (2018) (PDF) and was adapted with permission from a resource developed by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. It was developed for staff who transport and/or handle vaccines in health care provider offices, hospitals or long-term care facilities.

Please call 625-5900 or toll-free at 1-888-294-6630 with any questions about the learning module.



The learning module consists of an introduction and 7 sections. The content has been divided into 5 parts. The first four parts should take between 5 and 10 minutes each to complete. The module ends with a final quiz in part 5. Once the quiz is submitted, participants will receive a certificate of completion within 10 business days.


Accessing the Learning Module

Click on any of the links below to access the presentations that make up the learning module.

Once the presentation opens as a PDF, click the down arrow to move from slide to slide. To return to the Health Unit's website once the presentation ends, click back button on the left side of the web browser at the top of the page.

Part 1 (PDF)

  • Introduction
  • Section 1 – Test Your Knowledge

Part 2 (PDF)

  • Section 2 - The Cold Chain
  • Section 3 - RTT: Refrigeration, Thermometer, Temperature Log

Part 3 (PDF)

  • Section 4 – Transporting Vaccines
  • Section 5 – Cold Chain Incidents

Part 4 (PDF)

  • Section 6 – Storing Multi-dose Vials
  • Section 7 – Resources

Part 5

To complete the final quiz, visit the Maintain the Cold Chain - Online Vaccine Handling Module - Final Quiz. Please remember to include your name and the name of your organization as well as an email address so a certificate of completion can be sent to you. Call 625-5900 or toll-free 1-888-294-6630 with any questions about the learning module.

Please note: It may take up to 10 business days to receive a reply.

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