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TO:
HEADS OF PROVINCIAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS
HEADS OF PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES
DISTRICT AND PHC MANAGERS
COVID-19 VACCINE PROGRAMME MANAGERS
COVID-19 VACCINATION SITE MANAGERS


EXPIRY DATE OF COMIRNATY
® VACCINE (MRNA COVID-19 VACCINE) FROM PFIZERBIONTECH (NOTE THIS CIRCULAR REPLACES THE CIRCULAR DATE 04 DECEMBER 2021)


The circular dated 19 October 2021 refers, indicating that the latest storage stability data reviewed by SAHPRA and the storage conditions of all batches of Comirnaty® Vaccine has been extended from 6 months to 9 months when stored at intended long term storage conditions of –90°C and –60°C. In the table attached, the expiry date of vaccines with these batch numbers, which currently appear on the vial, outer container and shipper, should therefore be extended by 3 months. Two batches (highlighted in green) have been added list.

NOTE: The shelf life at -20°C storage (14 days) and 2-8°C storage (31 days) does not change; the expiry date should, therefore, still be updated as applicable when the vaccines move through thesupply chain.

MS K JAMALOODIEN
DIRECTOR: AFFORDABLE MEDICINE
DATE:
08/12/2021

 

Batch number Printed Expiry Date New Expiry Date
FA7812 30-Sep-21 31-Dec-21
FC3558 30-Sep-21 31-Dec-21
FD0927 30-Sep-21 31-Dec-21
FC1426 31-Oct-21 31-Jan-22
FE2090 31-Oct-21 31-Jan-22
FE3064 31-Oct-21 31-Jan-22
FC5029 31-Oct-21 31-Jan-22
FE9174 31-Oct-21 31-Jan-22
FE3430 31-Oct-21 31-Jan-22
FE7053 30-Nov-21 28-Feb-22
EY0581 30-Nov-21 28-Feb-22
EY0582 30-Nov-21 28-Feb-22
FG4421 30-Nov-21 28-Feb-22
FD7220 30-Nov-21 28-Feb-22
FG8643 30-Nov-21 28-Feb-22
FG2975 30-Nov-21 28-Feb-22
FG7372 31-Dec-21 31-Mar-22
FG7369 31-Dec-21 31-Mar-22
FF5111 31-Dec-21 31-Mar-22
FG7900 31-Dec-21 31-Mar-22
FH0160 31-Dec-21 31-Mar-22
FJ5782 31-Dec-21 31-Mar-22
FK0112 31-Jan-22 30-Apr-22
FK0115 31-Jan-22 30-Apr-22
PCA0033 28-Feb-22 31-May-22
PCA0034 28-Feb-22 31-May-22