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Johnson & Johnson says vaccine expiration date extended by 6 weeks

After safety review, J&J's COVID-19 vaccine expiration pushed back
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Posted at 11:27 AM, Jun 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-10 12:39:45-04

WASHINGTON, D.C.  —  Johnson & Johnson says the expiration date for its COVID-19 vaccine has been extended an extra six weeks after safety review.

The company says the FDA review has concluded the shots remain safe and effective for up to four and half months.

The extension gives states with unused doses of the vaccine and extra month and a half to use them before they go to waste.

We'll have more on this breaking story when we learn about it.