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FDA Now Approves Use of the 11th Dose in Moderna Vials

FDA Now Approves Use of the 11th Dose in Moderna Vials

Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a revision to their recommendations regarding the number of doses per vial available for the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. COVID-19 Vaccine Providers may now extract and use 11 doses from Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine vials. The updated guidance can be found here, or by clicking on the button below, and the press release announcing the change can be read on the FDA’s website here.

Ancillary Supply Kits

While the FDA now allows for the extraction of an 11th dose of Moderna Vaccine, the ancillary supply kits that arrive with your Moderna doses still only support the extraction of 10 doses. We will send an update on the ancillary supply kits, and their expansion for an 11th dose, when that information is available to us.

Reporting Wastage

Wasted doses will still be considered anything under 10 doses drawn per vial. Doses above the 10 doses per vial for Moderna should NOT be reported as wastage.

If you have any questions please contact the Philadelphia Immunization Program team at vaccines@phila.gov. Thank you for the work that you do to keep Philadelphia safe and healthy!