Expiry Information

Expiry Information

The Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine has not been approved or licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but has been authorized by FDA through an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for active immunization to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in individuals 18 years of age and older. The emergency use of this product is authorized only for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of the emergency use of the medical product under Section 564(b)(1) of the FD&C Act, unless the declaration is terminated or authorization revoked sooner.

Dynamic Expiration Dates

Janssen is conducting ongoing stability assessment studies for the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine. Expiry dates may be updated as data from these studies become available. Therefore, no expiry date appears on the carton or vial.


On June 10, 2021, the US FDA authorized an extension of the shelf life for the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine from 3 months to 4.5 months when refrigerated at temperatures of 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C).

Prior to discarding any doses of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine, vaccination providers should validate the expiration date online or by phone.

Three Different Ways to Check Expiration

Scan the QR code on the back of the carton using a mobile device camera

On the web: www.vaxcheck.jnj

By phone

COVID-19=coronavirus disease 2019; EUA=Emergency Use Authorization; FD&C Act=Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; QR=quick response.

Important safety information

Important safety information