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J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Expiration Extension

J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Expiration Extension

Dear COVID-19 Providers,

On July 29th, the Food & Drug Administration authorized an extension of the shelf life for Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine from 4.5 months to 6 months (an additional 45 days).

Click here to read the extension authorization!

The decision is based on data from ongoing stability assessment studies, which have demonstrated that the vaccine is stable at 6 months when refrigerated at temperatures of 36 – 46 degrees Fahrenheit (2 – 8 degrees Celsius).

Providers should visit https://vaxcheck.jnj/ to confirm the latest expiration dates of vaccine, including those currently available for administration throughout the U.S. This extension applies to refrigerated vials of J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine that have been held in accordance with the manufacturer’s storage conditions.

COVID-19 vaccines that are authorized under an EUA do not have fixed expiration dates, and their expiration dates can be extended as we get more stability data. Always be sure to check the manufacturer’s website to obtain the most up-to-date expiration dates for COVID-19 vaccines you have on hand.

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