Monitoring Cold Chains in Vaccine Roll-Outs More than half of all vaccine doses are unusable due to mishandling in storage and transit. How can Identiv’s RFID-based technology reduce vaccine waste? An article by: Dr. Manfred Mueller, Identiv GM Transponders mRNA Vaccine Roll-Out Requires Ultra-Low Temperatures Many COVID-19 vaccines are an entirely new vaccine type, called mRNA vaccines. These mRNA vaccines are highly sensitive and very fragile by nature. If not kept within specific temperature ranges, they are unusable as their components will chemically unravel. RFID for Streamlined Supply Chain Operations Identiv provides expertise in RFID tagging for streamlined supply chain operations. RFID tracking enables large-scale logistics optimizations, ensuring the right doses are in the right places at the right time. The lastmile problem is so severe that the WHO recommends a single person per vaccination facility manages all logistics; RFID tracking reduces the end-to-end overhead, improving accountability and reliability even for delivery of each dose. Smart Sensors and RFID-tracking enable monitoring of the supply chain Proactive logistics management is integral to the critical supply chain efforts that enable the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccines. RFID tags and monitoring, enabled by Wi-Fi, cell networks, Bluetooth, and other wireless networks, track accountability at each step and provide continuous monitoring to make informed decisions.