(CBS DETROIT) – Johnson & Johnson says it has the green light to shelf its COVID-19 vaccine for a longer period of time.
The FDA has extended the approved shelf life of its vaccine to six months when refrigerated.READ MORE: Meet These Two Bear Cubs Who Have Become Inseparable At The Detroit Zoo
That’s two months longer than before.
“The decision is based on data from ongoing stability assessment studies, which have demonstrated the vaccine is stable at six months when refrigerated at temperatures of 36 – 46 degrees Fahrenheit (2 – 8 degrees Celsius),” said J&J in a news release.READ MORE: Delta Wants Other Airlines To Share ‘No-Fly’ Lists To Help Stop Unruly Passengers
The extra storage life allows unused vaccines to reach those in need.
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