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FDA extends shelf life of J&J vaccine to 6 months, after states remain flooded with millions of nearly expired doses

2 monthes ago   |   By RT

The FDA has agreed to extend the shelf life for Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine to six months, pushing out the expiry date for the second time as states “drowning” in immunizations struggle to get rid of them.
The Big Pharma firm said the Food and Drug Administration approved the new expiration date in a statement on Wednesday, adding that the decision was “based on data from ongoing stability assessment studies, which have demonstrated the vaccine is stable at six months.”
The regulator itself said in a letter to J&J that the extended shelf life would also apply to batches that...
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US extends expiration dates on J&J COVID vaccine to 6 months

US extends expiration dates on J&J COVID vaccine to 6 months

2 monthes ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - Federal health regulators on Wednesday again extended the expiration dates on Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, providing health workers with six more weeks to use millions of doses of the shot.
The Food and Drug Administration said in a letter to J&J that the shots remain safe and effective for at least six months when properly stored and refrigerated. It's the second time the FDA has extended the shelf life on the vaccines since June, when the agency said they could be used for up to 4 1/2 months. When first authorized in February, the FDA said the vaccines could be...
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