Storage and Handling of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines

FDA has extended the expiration date. See infographic for vaccine currently stored in the refrigerator.

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 and diluents must be unpacked, stored at recommended temperatures, and documented immediately after arrival.
Storage and Handling Summary
Labels and Guidance
Storage and Handling Labels; BUD Guidance and Labels