COVID-19 Vaccine Providers, please make sure you are checking the expiration dates of your COVID-19 Vaccine and using vials with sooner expiration dates first. 

If you have vaccine that is going to expire that you are not going to use, please let us know at least 2 weeks prior to expiration, so we can move it to a provider who can use it.

This ensures that no vaccine gets wasted, and that we can work together to efficiently vaccinate as many people as possible.

Here’s how to find the expiration date of the different COVID-19 Vaccine Brands

Pfizer: Vials stored in an utlracold storage unit can be used until the last day of the month printed on the tray and each vial.

Moderna: The expiration date for doses stored in the freezer can be acquired on the Moderna website by entering the lot number that is  printed on the box:

Janssen: The expiration date can be acquired three ways:

  • Scan the QR code on the outer carton
  • Call 1-800-565-4008
  • Visit vaxcheck.jnj

We may also be able to transfer unopened vials of Pfizer and Moderna that have been moved to refrigerated temperatures and are nearing their beyond use date (BUD).

To inquire about transferring expiring doses, please email vaccines@phila.gov with transfer in the subject.