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Pfizer Gray Cap Transition Plan

Pfizer Gray Cap Transition Plan

Pfizer vaccine 1170 (with the purple cap) is being retired and a new formulation of Pfizer vaccine for adults/adolescents will be available soon. Anyone who placed a full order for Pfizer in Philavax this week will be receiving the new gray cap Pfizer next week. Partials order placed via the Monday.com form this week and next week will be Pfizer purple cap.

The new gray cap formulation does not require reconstitution with diluent and will not come with it. Do not reconstitute the gray cap Pfizer product.

View the Emergency Use Authorization.

Pfizer Tris Sucrose Adult Formulation

  • The vial packaging has a gray cap.
  • The vaccine does not contain preservative and is provided as a multiple dose vial.
  • Each vial must be thawed prior to administration.
  • DO NOT DILUTE prior to use.
  • DO NOT STORE in a standard freezer.
  • One vial contains 6 doses of 0.3 mL.
  • This formulation may be stored at 2-8C (36-46 F) for up to 10-weeks, and can be used on individuals 12 years of age and older.

Attend a Healthcare Provider Training

Dose Preparation and Use

  • Gray cap vaccine may be stored at room temperature (8C to 25C/46F to 77F) for a total of 12 hours prior to the first puncture.
  • After first puncture, the vial should be held between 2C and 25C/35F to 77F.
  • Vials should be discarded 12 hours after first puncture.
  • During storage, minimize exposure to room light, and avoid exposure to direct sunlight and ultraviolet light.
  • Do not freeze thawed vials.

Storage and Expiration

The date of manufacture is printed on the vial, not the expiration date. Undiluted vials can be stored up to 9 months in an Ultra Low Temperature (ULT) Freezer -90°C to -60°C (-130°F to -76°F). Vaccines should not be used after 9 months from the date of manufacture printed on the vial and cartons.

If you have any questions, contact vaccines@phila.gov.