NSF / ANSI 456 Vaccine Storage Standard

Increased demand for vaccines. New standard. Let's rise to the challenge together.

New Standard for Vaccine Storage

The NSF Joint Committee on Vaccine Storage has published a new standard for vaccine refrigeration engineering controls to help ensure vaccines are stored safely under real world conditions. The committee, comprised of stakeholders from public health, government agencies, manufacturers, and providers, developed standardized testing protocols and product certifications for vaccine refrigerator performance to help clinicians understand the true performance of vaccine storage equipment. The NSF / ANSI 456 standard for vaccine storage is designed to ensure equipment has appropriate temperature performance to safeguard vaccines in all potential storage locations and under varying load conditions.

Download our NSF Paper to learn more about the new standard.

Selecting the Right Vaccine Storage Solution

Appropriate cold storage is vitally important. The right cold storage solution helps your facility address vaccine demands and requirements. Professional medical-grade pharmacy and vaccine refrigerators and freezers take safe and effective vaccine storage to new levels.

Focusing on temperature, noise, and energy management, GX Solutions are the first cold storage solutions to optimize all three areas and offer a professional, medical-grade solution.

GX Solutions help eliminate costly temperature excursions with superior temperature uniformity; offer fast recovery after prolonged door openings; and create fewer deviations from the set point, helping prevent temperature excursions that could affect the viability of vaccines.

Powered by OptiCool™ technology which pairs variable capacity compressor (VCC) technology and natural hydrocarbons (HC) refrigerants, GX Solutions support current CDC guidelines for safe vaccine storage. In addition, GX Solutions have been designed to meet the new NSF/ANSI 456 vaccine storage standard.

Download our Vaccine Storage Readiness Guide for a complete overview of CDC guidelines, new NSF/ANSI 456 vaccine storage standard, and how GX Solutions can help your facility rise to the challenge.

GX Solutions NSF Certified Refrigerators and Freezers

GX Solutions Refrigerators and Freezers have been tested by a third-party laboratory to the NSF/ANSI 456 standard for vaccine refrigeration. Certified models are verified to provide appropriate temperature performance to safeguard vaccines in all potential storage locations and under varying load conditions according to this new standard.

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NSF/ANSI 456 Vaccine Storage Standard

See how the new NSF standard demystifies the vaccine storage selection process.


Temp Performance Comparison with NSF Standard

Learn how two “purpose-built” vaccine storage units perform using the NSF/ANSI 456 test standard.


Guide for Vaccine Storage Providers

Understand how to safely and effectively store vaccines within the cold chain.

Helping You Meet New Standards and Safeguard Vaccines

Safe and effective vaccine storage is an essential part of protecting the population from devastating disease. In addition to the CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit, the new NSF / ANSI 456 standard for vaccine storage further ensures performance criteria for cold storage units.

At Helmer Scientific, we have been designing and manufacturing reliable, purpose-built or medical-grade refrigerators and freezers for over 15 years. Meeting CDC recommendations and the new NSF standard for safe vaccine storage furthers our goal of helping ensure every vaccine dose counts. For more information on choosing the right equipment to help meet the new NSF/ANSI 456 vaccine storage standard, please reach out to our experienced team by clicking the link below.