COVID-19 Vaccine Pfizer-BioNTech: change to shelf life when stored in refrigerators at 2-8C

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This change extends the approved storage period of the unopened, thawed vial at 2-8°C (i.e. cold chain conditions) from 5 days to 31 days (1 month).


Letter from Emily Lawson (SRO Vaccine Deployment, NHS England and NHS Improvement) and Dr Keith Ridge CBE (Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England).

Published 20 May 2021.