Using AstraZeneca Vaccine within an appropriate time

John Minshull, Deputy Director, London Medicines Information Service, Specialist Pharmacy ServicePublished Last updated See all updates

Information about stability times of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine.

Stability

Stability of vaccine

The MHRA Information for Healthcare Professionals on COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca states that unopened multidose vials have a shelf life of 6 months when stored at 2°C to 8°C.

MHRA Information for Healthcare Professionals on COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca states that after first dose withdrawal, the multidose vial should be used as soon as is practically possible and within 6 hours. The multidose vials can be stored at 2°C to 25°C during their in-use period. After 6 hours, any unused vaccine left in the vial should be discarded.

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