U.S. extends expiration dates on J&J COVID-19 vaccine to six months
Federal health regulators have again extended the expiration dates on Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine by another six weeks.
WASHINGTON — Federal health regulators once 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 remained safe and effective for at least six months when properly stored and refrigerated. Wednesday’s action was the second time the FDA had
extended the shelf life on the vaccinessince June, when the agency said they could be used for up to 4½ months.When first authorized in February, the FDA said the vaccines could be stored for three months at normal refrigeration levels.Health authorities in many states recently warned that they could be forced to throw out thousands of doses of the one-shot vaccine without an extension.
AdvertisementThe change gives health providers more time to use remaining shots sitting at pharmacies, hospitals and clinics. After plateauing earlier this summer,vaccination rates have begun climbingagain as the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus surges across many parts of the country. headtopics.com
Vaccine expiration dates are based on information from drugmakers on how long the shots stay at the right strength. J&J previously stated that it continued to conduct stability testing with the aim of further extending the shelf life of the shots.Read more: Los Angeles Times »
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Hey I understand. There are times when I extend the expiration date on my loaf of bread until I start to see green mold growing around the edges or until it starts to have that strong alcoholic yeast smell. A FDA person said to me that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 60-65?% effective the first 2 days and then 100% effective on days 8 and 9 and 10 after that- many competitors have lied by quoting only the first 2 days effectiveness %. Are you one of those liars? How much $$$foryou?
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