The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has confirmed that the quality of the new coronavirus Pfizer vaccine has been maintained, and has approved the extension of the 9-month expiration date to 1 year.

Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare "Confirmed that quality is maintained"

The expiration date of the new coronavirus vaccine was extended from the initial 6 months to 9 months last year, of which the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare approved the extension of the expiration date of the Pfizer vaccine to 1 year on April 22. I notified the local government.



According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, "The expiration date is set by the manufacturer by collecting data after storing the vaccine for a certain period of time, and if it is managed by an appropriate method, it can be confirmed that the quality is maintained over time. Therefore, I received the application and went through the regulatory procedures. "

Moderna continues to expire 9 months

On the other hand, the expiration date of the Moderna vaccine continues to be 9 months.



There was concern that some local governments would dispose of such vaccines because there is no prospect of using vaccines that will expire by the end of April.

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