Johnson & Johnson vaccine’s shelf life is prolonged by FDA

Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine will be saved in a fridge for 4 and a half months, extending the shot’s shelf life by 50% as doses languish amid a slowing immunization marketing campaign.

The corporate stated in an announcement that the Meals and Drug Administration adopted the extension primarily based on research knowledge exhibiting that the vaccine is steady when refrigerated at 36 to 46 levels Fahrenheit (2.2 to 7.8 levels Celsius) for 4 and a half months.

Because the U.S. vaccination effort slows, concern has been rising that some photographs might spoil earlier than they’re used. About 1.1 million doses a day are being administered within the U.S., in accordance with Bloomberg’s Vaccine Tracker, nicely under the height of greater than 3 million a day seen in April.

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