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Israel, Pfizer said to extend expiration date of some 60,000 vaccine doses

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Pfizer has reportedly agreed to extend the expiration date of some 60,000 doses of its coronavirus vaccines that were kept in ultra-cold conditions by Israel.

According to a report Wednesday evening on Channel 13 news, the vaccines’ end-of-July expiration date was extended to the end of October following discussions in recent weeks between Health Ministry officials and Pfizer executives.

The US Food and Drug Administration, after giving the Pfizer vaccine final approval on August 23, said that some doses could be used up to three months after their expiration dates, provided they were stored in the right conditions.

“Cartons and vials of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine with an expiry date of May 2021 through February 2022 printed on the label may remain in use for 3........

© The Times of Israel

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