Do Vaccines Have an Expiry Date? All About Shelf-Life of Covid-19 Vaccines; Watch Video

Recently, some concerns were raised about ‘expired’ Covaxin being administered to children. Watch video to find out what is the ‘shelf life’ of a vaccine and how is shelf life of Covid-19 vaccine calculated?

Published: January 5, 2022 6:06 PM IST

By Toshi Tiwari | Edited by Video Desk


Shelf Life of Covid-19 Vaccines: After the adults getting vaccinated across India, now teenagers in the 15-18 age group are receiving their first dose of Covid-19 Covaxin vaccines. While, recently, some concerns were raised about ‘expired’ Covaxin being administered to children. In wake of which, the government later clarified that the shelf life of Covaxin vaccine had been extended from nine months to 12 months in November by the national regulator, Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation, or CDSCO, based on a comprehensive analysis and examination of stability study data furnished by the vaccine manufacturers, and therefore there was nothing wrong with these batches. Watch video to find out whether this extension of date a special favour given to Covaxin, what is the ‘shelf life’ of a vaccine and how is shelf life of Covid-19 vaccine calculated?

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Published Date: January 5, 2022 6:06 PM IST