Pfizer asks SAHPRA to update vaccine storage rules

Pfizer has asked the SA’s Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) to update its vaccine’s storage limit, in normal refrigerator conditions, from five days to 31 days. This follows the approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Changes to the vaccine’s storage limitations have the potential make the jab more accessible, and reduce logistical hurdles in SA, reported Business Insider (21 May 2021) .

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