FDA extends Pfizer COVID-19 shot's shelf life

The FDA has extended the shelf life of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine from six months to nine months, the agency said Aug. 24. 

The shot can now be stored at temperatures up to minus-76 degrees Fahrenheit, up from minus-130 degrees Fahrenheit, for up to nine months, up from six months. 

The agency said the updated shelf life applies to batches that expired before the extension, as long as they were stored at proper temperatures. 

Read the agency's full news release here


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