Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine Expiration Date Extension
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an extended shelf life for the J&J COVID-19 Vaccine from 4.5 months to 6 months. This is based on ongoing research on the stability of the vaccine when refrigerated at termperatures of 36-46 degrees Fahrenheit. Vaccinators who have current stock of the J&J vaccine must visit https://vaxcheck.jnj/ to confirm the latest expiration dates of vaccines. The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) encourages vaccinators to check the vaccinators website often to obtain the lates information on expiration for vaccines on hand at your pharmacy.
Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine Stock Available
ODH has additional stock of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine that is within the new extended expiration dates. If your pharmacy needs additional stock of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine, please update the pharmacy VOMS account to reflect the order quantity needed for the J&J COVID-19 vaccine. If you have difficulty ordering the vaccine please contact Myriam Shaw Ojeda at email@example.com so that OPA can communicate the pharmacy’s need for additional stock.
Independent Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives for Medicaid Patients: August 4 Survey Deadline
Independent pharmacies have two options to incentivize Medicaid patients who get their first COVID-19 shot at their pharmacy.
Helpful State Vaccine Resources and Information
The following resources are helpful for vaccinators to contact ODH regarding vaccine shipments:
OPA is working diligently to facilitate communication between state decision-makers and member pharmacists. OPA has created multiple COVID-19 resources, including a COVID-19 Vaccine Information Webpage, COVID-19 Testing Hub, and COVID-19 Resources Webpage, on the OPA website www.ohiopharmacists.org under the Resources drop-down box. For further questions, please contact Myriam Shaw Ojeda, Fellow in Policy and Innovation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.