Storage and Handling of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccines

Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine is authorized for adults ages 18 years and older in certain limited situations due to safety considerations. For guidance on respective record review, scheduling and administration of Janssen vaccine see Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines: Appendices, References, and Previous Updates | CDC

Follow CDC’s and manufacturer’s guidance for vaccine storage. Some vaccine storage conditions are associated with beyond-use dates and times. Providers should track these time frames. Vaccine should NOT be used after the expiration date or beyond-use date/time.

Storage and Handling Overview
  • Ensure staff are knowledgeable about correct storage of the vaccines.
  • Follow CDC’s guidance for storage units and temperature monitoring.
  • Vaccines must be unpacked, stored at recommended temperatures, and documented immediately after arrival.
Page last reviewed: July 19, 2022