The Pfizer vaccine
By Prior Beharry
THE shelf life of the Pfizer vaccines scheduled to expire at the end of November is now extended to February 2022.
This was revealed by Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram at the virtual presser of the Ministry of Health on Wednesday.
He said at the end of September the manager of the Expanded Programme for Immunization received a letter from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) via the World Health Organization.
Dr Parasram stated that the letter indicated that the shelf life of unopened vials of the Pfizer vaccines was extended from six months to nine months.
He said this means that Pfizer vaccines donated by the US to Trinidad and Tobago can be used until February 2022.