Check Your COVID-19 Vaccine Expiration Dates
Several lots of Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J COVID-19 vaccine product have their expiration dates in June and July. Please be mindful of when your COVID-19 vaccine expires!
Remember, always check the product’s expiration dates prior to administering. For Pfizer and Moderna, immediately remove and properly dispose of expired doses as medical waste in order to avoid administration of expired doses. Expired Janssen/J&J doses can be quarantined at this time pending stability studies (DO NOT USE these expired loses in the interim).
Waste is required to be reported to The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) via the following form: COVID-19 Vaccine Wastage Adjustments
Expiration Dates are on the vials and can also be found in PhilaVax with the shipment information.
Please note: Pfizer has been approved for storage at standard refrigerator temperatures for 1 month (i.e., 31 days). Prior to being placed in the refrigerator, Pfizer can also be kept at standard freezer temperatures for 2 weeks.
Please note: Vials can be used for up to 12 hours after being punctured.
Please note: The FDA has authorized an extension of the Jassen/J&J vaccine’s shelf life from 3 months to 4.5 months.
Quick Reference Guide
Please refer to the COVID-19 Vaccine Quick Reference Guide for Healthcare Professionals to see a storage/handling, administration, and general comparison of the three COVID-19 vaccines. This guide is extremely useful and can be printed for posting at provider locations.