UPDATE: Shelf-Life Extension for Select Pfizer Products

The Food & Drug Administration has approved an amendment to the EUA for Pfizer Tris COVID-19 vaccine extending the shelf-life of the following Pfizer product formulations from 9 to 12 months:

• Pfizer Tris Pediatric vaccine (Orange Cap for ages 5 through 11, with diluent)

• Pfizer Adult Tris (Gray Cap for ages 12+, no diluent)

Vials stored consistently in an ultra-low temperature freezer at -90oC to -60oC (-130oF to -76oF) may remain in use for up to 12 months beyond the date of manufacture printed on the vials and cartons. Vials stored in refrigerated vials (2oC to 8oC) are NOT eligible for extension, regardless of the expiration date. Additional information on Pfizer storage and handling may be found at Administration Overview for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine | CDC.

Pfizer Orange and Gray Cap Tris Vaccine expiry dates based on 12 months from the date of the manufacture are shown below and at Expiry Information for Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines.


Printed Manufacturing Date                   12-Month Expiry Date

06/2021                                                               31-May-2022

07/2021                                                               30-Jun-2022

08/2021                                                               31-Jul-2022

09/2021                                                               31-Aug-2022

10/2021                                                               30-Sep-2022

11/2021                                                               31-Oct-2022

12/2021                                                               30-Nov-2022

01/2022                                                               31-Dec-2022

02/2022                                                               31-Jan-2023

03/2022                                                               28-Feb-2023


For more information, please review the updated FDA Factsheets:

Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine (Gray Cap/Adult)

Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine (Orange Cap/PEDS)

COVID-19 vaccines authorized under an EUA do not have fixed expiration dates, and expiration dates may be extended as more stability data is collected. Always check Expiry Information for Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines to obtain the most up-to-date expiration dates for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines you have in inventory.