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Table 4 Wastage rates for antigens according to the composition and vial size

From: Documentation of vaccine wastage in two different geographic contexts under the universal immunization program in India

Type/FormKangra districtPune district
Cold chain point Site WR (%)Outreach session sites WR (%)Cold chain point Site WR (%)Outreach session sites WR (%)
I: Type of Vaccine
 Liquid42.229.7a17.420.1a
 Lyophilized35.326.7b25.326.1b
II: Reuse Type
 Open vial42.217.4
 Single use vial35.322.2c25.324.1c
III: Vial Size-Oral
 5 doses29.122.9d17.825.1d
 10 doses33.236.6e25.718.0e
 20 doses50.814.3
 Oral pooled45.329.717.120.1
IV: Vial Size- Injectable
 5 doses37.721.8f21.727.4f
 10 doses28.718.7g21.424.9g
 50 doses (fIPV)54.826.9
 Injectable pooled33.819.721.726.1
  1. WR wastage rate in percentages
  2. aThe wastage rate for liquid vaccine at outreach sessions includes RVV only
  3. bThe wastage rate for lyophilized vaccines at outreach sessions includes BCG, Measles and MR vaccines
  4. cThe wastage rate for single use vial vaccines at outreach sessions includes BCG, Measles, MR and RVV (5/10 doses) vaccines
  5. dThe wastage rate for 5 doses vial vaccines at outreach sessions includes Measles and RVV (5 doses) vaccines
  6. eThe wastage rate for 10 doses vial vaccines at outreach sessions includes BCG, MR and RVV (10 doses) vaccines
  7. fThe wastage rate for 5 doses injectable vial vaccine at outreach sessions includes measles vaccine
  8. gThe wastage rate for 10 doses injectable vial vaccines at outreach sessions includes BCG and MR vaccines