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FDA says it is okay to make use of additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine in vials

17th December 2020

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Amid reports that vials of the COVID-19 vaccine currently being administered in the US contain additional doses, the FDA advised that “it is acceptable to use any available full dose … from any vial until the problem occurs.” is solved “.

“However, because the vials are preservative-free, it is important to note that any remaining product that is not a full dose should not be pooled from multiple vials to create one,” the FDA said in a statement.

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Amid reports that vials of the COVID-19 vaccine currently being administered in the US contain additional doses, the FDA advised, “It is acceptable to use any full dose (the sixth, or possibly even a seventh), which is available in each vial.
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The agency confirmed that some vials of the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, which is given under an emergency license, contained more than five doses – six, and in some cases even seven – and said they are working with Pfizer to determine the best route forward and share more updates as we have them. “

The discovery that vials held additional doses was reportedly made by pharmacists.

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