Kelsius Systems Vital in Management of the Roll-out of Vaccines.

Kelsius playing a Vital Role in Supporting the Management of the Vaccine Roll-out.

Kelsius offer 24/7 monitoring of Vaccine storage units in Ireland and Further Afield.

Kelsius are delighted to be working with the HSE by supplying vaccination centres across Ireland with our temperature monitoring system CoolCheck to assist in the safe storage of the Covid-19 vaccines.

CoolCheck is an automated temperature monitoring system produced by Kelsius that helps those working in the healthcare sector with Quality Control, Reliability, Productivity, Traceability and Cost Reduction.

Sensors are installed in the designated storage sites and real-time temperature monitoring is provided to ensure these locations are always at optimal temperatures for medicines, bloods, lab samples, and especially for the Covid-19 vaccines. This data is instantly available on the Kelsius Web Portal that is accessible to all of our customers.

There are 16 vaccination sites across Ireland that we are currently working with in relation to the monitoring and storage of the Covid-19 vaccines.

The Locations

  • Punchestown Vaccine Centre
  • City West Vaccine Centre
  • Aviva Stadium Vaccine Centre
  • Arklow Vaccination Centre
  • Greystones Vaccination Centre
  • Ennis Vaccination Site
  • Nenagh Vaccination Site
  • Limerick Vaccination Site
  • Roscommon Vaccination Site
  • Merlin Park Vaccination Unit
  • Castlebar Vaccination Site
  • Galway Racecourse Vaccination Centre
  • Sligo Vaccination Centre
  • Letterkenny Vaccination Centre
  • Louth Vaccination Centre
  • Meath Vaccination Centre

CoolCheck is also monitoring vaccines in hospitals nationwide including Beaumont Hospital.

How We Help

CoolCheck currently monitors temperatures for the Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines.
The Pfizer vaccine requires ultralow ambient temperature levels during storage, levels our cryogenic sensors have been designed to detect. These sensors can record temperatures as low as -200C.

The AstraZeneca vaccine is stored at fridge temperature of 2-8C, and adrenaline that must also be carried at each site is stored from 16-24C.

In some cases, the Pfizer vaccine is stored elsewhere at the required ultralow temperatures and is then shipped to various locations, defrosted, with a 120 hour expiry timeframe. Our sensors are then used in storage units to monitor and ensure these vaccines are being brought to the correct temperatures of 2-8C.

Due to the limited vaccine supply at the moment, we are aware of the precision and accuracy that is needed to make sure every vaccine that arrives is fit for purpose. To prevent loss or damage to any vaccines, the CoolCheck system has a built-in feature where an alarm is triggered if there’s a sudden change in temperature. These alerts are sent to appointed members of staff via SMS or email which allows for immediate response to solve the issue. Audio Visual Alarm Systems are also installed.

Why choose CoolCheck?

This article by The Journal highlights how important appropriate storage is for the Covid-19 vaccines. “22 vials of the coronavirus vaccine could not be used because they had been incorrectly stored” with “at least five doses” in each vial. Our fully automated, paperless monitoring system can prevent issues like this from happening by reducing opportunities for human error to occur.

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With 18+ years’ experience, Kelsius have developed a reliable and reputable temperature monitoring system that has been used in 26 countries across multiple industries and sectors. These vaccination centres and their staff play a vital role in the suppression of this virus, and our system will relieve some of their pressures by providing reassurance that the vaccines are being monitored correctly and continuously.

“When faced with cold chain failure, the system on an annual basis more than pays for itself contributing significantly to product quality assurance and overall patient safety”.

Colm Devine, Chief Pharmacist, Letterkenny University Hospital

The FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety

How Kelsius and the FoodCheck system align with The FDA’s recent findings.

Reliable Temperature Monitoring means a Safer Food System

The U.S. Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) have released a blueprint outlining an approach that will be taken over the next decade to create a safer food system for all consumers. Due to the effect the pandemic has had on consumer behaviours; they believe that modern approaches are required for these modern times.

Their Goal

The FDA’s end goal is to trace the origins of contaminated food to its source in minutes and/or seconds, so when public health is at risk their response is as instant as possible. To achieve this, real-time and data-driven approaches will be taken to fulfil the FDA’s aim of creating end-to-end traceability throughout the food safety system. They have acknowledged that to be successful, all levels of the food supply chain must join together including technology firms and food regulators.

Our Contribution

Kelsius have been market leaders in the food safety industry for 18 years and are proud to be supplying some of the biggest food producing companies with our real-time temperature monitoring system not only in Ireland, but across the UK and worldwide.

The Kelsius FoodCheck system has a built-in feature where a selected member of staff receives an instant alert if there has been a sudden change in temperature. These alerts can be sent via SMS, email or a visual alarm. Often, basic human error can result in a fridge or freezer being left open or incorrectly shut. FoodCheck, our paperless HACCP system, ensures these mistakes can be resolved in time to prevent product contamination and loss of produce.

Shared Values

The FDA hopes to create a safer food system to improve the quality of life for consumers globally, a core value that is also shared among the Kelsius team. We are committed to producing high standard, fully automated systems to our customers to give them peace of mind that their produce is safe for customers.

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“Records are easily and securely accessed for each location and the reporting is what really sets the system apart. This makes life much easier for a HACCP audit or inspection.”

William Day, IT Director, Five Guys UK

“We have Kelsius Food Safety System installed in the store now for a number of years, and to be quite honest, I couldn’t imagine the food safety system working without it.”

Mary McGroarty, Centra Rochestown