Know your Vaccine Products and Storage Needs

There are multiple COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use across  several brands (Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Janssen, Novavax) . Read below to find the specifics on COVID-19 vaccine storage and expiry. Additionally, see The Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit, developed by experts at the CDC, for additional information.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Storage & Expiry information

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines can be stored at standard refrigeration temperatures for up to 10 weeks. Storage for longer than 10 weeks requires an Ultra Cold freezer.

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Other COVID-19 Vaccine Storage & Expiry information

Storage/Handling Best Practices

  • Establishing clear standard operating procedures (SOPs) for COVID-19 vaccine storage, handling, and administration to minimize vaccine waste.
  • Follow good vaccine storage and practices by outlined by the CDC and AAP.
  • Remember: You don’t need ultra-cold storage to carry Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine!
  • Register to access CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccine Lot Number and Expiration Date Report to stay up to date on updates to expiration date announcements.

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American Academy of Pediatrics