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UK's MHRA: Pfizer jab shelf-life extended to 31 days

The United Kingdom's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced on Thursday that it approved a new fridge-temperature shelf-life of 31 days for the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech, up from the previous 5 days.

"Now that the jab can be stored at normal fridge temperatures for up to 31 days, it can be used in a wider range of healthcare settings, giving patients greater access to the Pfizer vaccine," stated MHRA Chief Executive Dr. June Raine.

The new storage rules were implemented after MHRA reviewed additional stability data Pfizer submitted to the UK regulator. The jab previously had to be used within 5 days of being de-thawed from extremely low temperatures.

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