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Janssen (J&J) Shelf-Life Extension

Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Shelf-Life Extension


The Food & Drug Administration has approved a shelf-life extension for the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for an additional three months. The shelf-life of this vaccine has been updated from 6 months to 9 months. 

This decision is based on data from ongoing stability assessment studies, which have demonstrated that the vaccine is stable at 9 months when refrigerated at temperatures of 36° – 46° Fahrenheit (2° – 8° Celsius).

This shelf-life extension applies to all inventory dated to expire on March 7, 2022 or later. Vaccine dated prior to March 7, 2022 should be disposed of according to state and local regulation and reported as waste according to your COVID-19 provider agreement. 

Please refer to the current EUA fact sheet by clicking on the button below.


Vaccine providers should visit the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Expiry Checker webpage to confirm expiration dates. This shelf-life extension applies to refrigerated vials of J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine that have been held in accordance with the manufacturer’s storage conditions.

Thank you for keeping Philadelphia safe and healthy. If you have any questions, please email vaccines@phila.gov.