FDA Updates EUA for Phizer COVID-19 Vaccine: Undiluted Vials Can Be Refrigerated One Month

May 20, 2021 | News

On May 20, 2021 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized storage of Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE’s COVID-19 vaccine at standard freezer temperatures for up to one month, in an effort to make the vaccine more widely available.

Unopened, thawed vials of the vaccine can be stored in a refrigerator at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius for up to a month, up from a previous maximum limit of five days. Click here to read the full story from

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May 20 Webinar: Becoming a COVID-19 Vaccinator 

With the recent authorization of COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents 12 years of age and older, pediatricians are well-positioned to participate in the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines in their communities. To help pediatricians and their teams prepare, the AAP will hold a practical “how to” presentation and interactive Q&A session on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 8pm ET/7 pm CT featuring members who have implemented COVID-19 vaccination in their practice and community. Register here and learn more about becoming effective COVID-19 vaccinators.




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