• FDA Extends Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Refrigeration Storage Time to 30 Days

    1 month ago - By Time

    On May 20, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration extended the time that Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine can be stored in the refrigerator.
    The vaccine, which people get in two doses, still needs to be shipped frozen at ultra-cold temperatures in the companies' special thermal shipping container. Doses can be kept frozen in these containers for up to 30 days as long as dry ice is used to maintain temperatures of around -70°C. Once thawed, the vaccine doses can now be kept in a refrigerator for up to one month. Previously, the emergency use authorization issued by the FDA only allowed the...
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  • COVID-19 in Florida: New infections still declining; deaths back up

    1 month ago - By Orlando Sentinel

    COVID-19 cases continue to decline across Florida, although the weekly death toll ticked up slightly.
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