Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine has approved storage period extended

Posted by on May 18, 2021 2:22 am
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Increased flexibility of vaccine expected to have ‘significant impact’ on rollout in EU member states

The Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine can be stored at fridge temperature for much longer than previously recommended, according to the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

The previous advice was the vaccine needed to be kept at an ultra-low temperature, between -70C and -80C, until a few days before use when it could be transferred to a standard medical fridge.

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