Label: PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE- bnt162b2 injection, suspension

  • NDC Code(s): 59267-1000-1, 59267-1000-2, 59267-1000-3
  • Packager: Pfizer Manufacturing Belgium NV
  • Category: VACCINE LABEL

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Updated April 7, 2021

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    FACT SHEET FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS ADMINISTERING VACCINE (VACCINATION PROVIDERS)

    EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION (EUA) OF THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE TO PREVENT CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to permit the emergency use of the unapproved product, Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, for active immunization to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 16 years of age and older.

    SUMMARY OF INSTRUCTIONS FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION PROVIDERS

    Vaccination providers enrolled in the federal COVID-19 Vaccination Program must report all vaccine administration errors, all serious adverse events, cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) in adults and children, and cases of COVID-19 that result in hospitalization or death following administration of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. See "MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE ADMINISTRATION UNDER EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION" for reporting requirements.

    The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is a suspension for intramuscular injection administered as a series of two doses (0.3 mL each) 3 weeks apart.

    See this Fact Sheet for instructions for preparation and administration. This Fact Sheet may have been updated. For the most recent Fact Sheet, please see www.cvdvaccine.com.

    For information on clinical trials that are testing the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for active immunization against COVID-19, please see www.clinicaltrials.gov.

    DESCRIPTION OF COVID-19

    Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that appeared in late 2019. It is predominantly a respiratory illness that can affect other organs. People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms may include: fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea.

    DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

    Storage and Handling

    During storage, minimize exposure to room light, and avoid exposure to direct sunlight and ultraviolet light.

    Do not refreeze thawed vials.

    Frozen Vials Prior to Use

    Cartons of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Multiple Dose Vials arrive in thermal containers with dry ice. Once received, remove the vial cartons immediately from the thermal container and preferably store in an ultra-low temperature freezer between -80°C to -60°C (-112°F to -76°F) until the expiry date printed on the label. Alternatively, vials may be stored at -25°C to -15°C (-13°F to 5°F) for up to 2 weeks. Vials must be kept frozen and protected from light until ready to use. Vials stored at -25°C to -15°C (-13°F to 5°F) for up to 2 weeks may be returned one time to the recommended storage condition of -80°C to -60°C (-112°F to -76°F). Total cumulative time the vials are stored at -25°C to -15°C (-13°F to 5°F) should be tracked and should not exceed 2 weeks.

    If an ultra-low temperature freezer is not available, the thermal container in which the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine arrives may be used as temporary storage when consistently re-filled to the top of the container with dry ice. Refer to the re-icing guidelines packed in the original thermal container for instructions regarding the use of the thermal container for temporary storage. The thermal container maintains a temperature range of -90ºC to -60ºC (-130ºF to -76ºF). Storage of the vials between -96°C to -60°C (-141°F to -76°F) is not considered an excursion from the recommended storage condition.

    Transportation of Frozen Vials

    If local redistribution is needed and full cartons containing vials cannot be transported at -90°C to -60°C (-130°F to -76°F), vials may be transported at -25°C to -15°C (-13°F to 5°F). Any hours used for transport at -25°C to -15°C (-13°F to 5°F) count against the 2-week limit for storage at -25°C to -15°C (-13°F to 5°F). Frozen vials transported at -25°C to -15°C (-13°F to 5°F) may be returned one time to the recommended storage condition of -80°C to -60°C (-112°F to -76°F).

    Thawed Vials Before Dilution

    Thawed Under Refrigeration

    Thaw and then store undiluted vials in the refrigerator [2ºC to 8ºC (35ºF to 46ºF)] for up to 5 days (120 hours). A carton of 25 vials or 195 vials may take up to 2 or 3 hours, respectively, to thaw in the refrigerator, whereas a fewer number of vials will thaw in less time.

    Thawed at Room Temperature

    For immediate use, thaw undiluted vials at room temperature [up to 25ºC (77ºF)] for 30 minutes. Thawed vials can be handled in room light conditions. Vials must reach room temperature before dilution.

    Undiluted vials may be stored at room temperature for no more than 2 hours.

    Transportation of Thawed Vials

    Available data support transportation of one or more thawed vials at 2°C to 8°C (35°F to 46°F) for up to 12 hours. Any hours used for transport at 2°C to 8°C (35°F to 46°F) count against the 120-hour limit for storage at 2°C to 8°C (35°F to 46°F).

    Vials After Dilution

    • After dilution, store vials between 2°C to 25°C (35°F to 77°F) and use within 6 hours from the time of dilution.
    • During storage, minimize exposure to room light, and avoid exposure to direct sunlight and ultraviolet light.
    • Any vaccine remaining in vials must be discarded after 6 hours.
    • Do not refreeze.

    Dosing and Schedule

    The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is administered intramuscularly as a series of two doses (0.3 mL each) 3 weeks apart.

    There are no data available on the interchangeability of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine with other COVID-19 vaccines to complete the vaccination series. Individuals who have received one dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine should receive a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to complete the vaccination series.

    Dose Preparation

    Prior to Dilution

    • The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Multiple Dose Vial contains a volume of 0.45 mL, supplied as a frozen suspension that does not contain preservative. Each vial must be thawed and diluted prior to administration.
    • Vials may be thawed in the refrigerator [2ºC to 8ºC (35ºF to 46ºF)] or at room temperature [up to 25ºC (77ºF)] (see Storage and Handling).
    • Refer to thawing instructions in the panels below.

    Dilution

    Dilute the vial contents using 1.8 mL of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP (not provided) to form the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. ONLY use 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP as the diluent. This diluent is not packaged with the vaccine and must be sourced separately. Do not use bacteriostatic 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection or any other diluent. Do not add more than 1.8 mL of diluent.

    After dilution, one vial contains 6 doses of 0.3 mL. Vial labels and cartons may state that after dilution, a vial contains 5 doses of 0.3 mL. The information in this Fact Sheet regarding the number of doses per vial after dilution supersedes the number of doses stated on vial labels and cartons.

    • Refer to dilution and dose preparation instructions in the panels below.
    THAWING PRIOR TO DILUTION
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    • Thaw vial(s) of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine before use either by:
      • Allowing vial(s) to thaw in the refrigerator [2ºC to 8ºC (35ºF to 46ºF)]. A carton of vials may take up to 3 hours to thaw, and thawed vials can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days (120 hours).
      • Allowing vial(s) to sit at room temperature [up to 25ºC (77ºF)] for 30 minutes.
    • Using either thawing method, vials must reach room temperature before dilution and must be diluted within 2 hours.
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    • Before dilution invert vaccine vial gently 10 times.
    • Do not shake.
    • Inspect the liquid in the vial prior to dilution. The liquid is a white to off-white suspension and may contain white to off-white opaque amorphous particles.
    • Do not use if liquid is discolored or if other particles are observed.
    DILUTION
    Figure
    • Obtain sterile 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP. Use only this as the diluent.
    • Using aseptic technique, withdraw 1.8 mL of diluent into a transfer syringe (21-gauge or narrower needle).
    • Cleanse the vaccine vial stopper with a single-use antiseptic swab.
    • Add 1.8 mL of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP into the vaccine vial.
    Figure
    • Equalize vial pressure before removing the needle from the vial by withdrawing 1.8 mL air into the empty diluent syringe.
    Figure
    • Gently invert the vial containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine 10 times to mix.
    • Do not shake.
    • Inspect the vaccine in the vial.
    • The vaccine will be an off-white suspension. Do not use if vaccine is discolored or contains particulate matter.
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    • Record the date and time of dilution on the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine vial label.
    • Store between 2°C to 25°C (35°F to 77°F).
    • Discard any unused vaccine 6 hours after dilution.
    PREPARATION OF INDIVIDUAL 0.3 mL DOSES OF PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE

    Figure

    • Using aseptic technique, cleanse the vial stopper with a single-use antiseptic swab, and withdraw 0.3 mL of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine preferentially using a low dead-volume syringe and/or needle.
    • Each dose must contain 0.3 mL of vaccine.
    • If the amount of vaccine remaining in the vial cannot provide a full dose of 0.3 mL, discard the vial and any excess volume.
    • Administer immediately.

    Administration

    Visually inspect each dose in the dosing syringe prior to administration. The vaccine will be an off-white suspension. During the visual inspection,

    • verify the final dosing volume of 0.3 mL.
    • confirm there are no particulates and that no discoloration is observed.
    • do not administer if vaccine is discolored or contains particulate matter.

    Administer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine intramuscularly.

    After dilution, vials of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine contain six doses of 0.3 mL of vaccine. Low dead-volume syringes and/or needles can be used to extract six doses from a single vial. If standard syringes and needles are used, there may not be sufficient volume to extract a sixth dose from a single vial. Irrespective of the type of syringe and needle:

    • Each dose must contain 0.3 mL of vaccine.
    • If the amount of vaccine remaining in the vial cannot provide a full dose of 0.3 mL, discard the vial and content.
    • Do not pool excess vaccine from multiple vials.

    Contraindications

    Do not administer Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to individuals with known history of a severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to any component of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (see Full EUA Prescribing Information).

    Warnings

    Appropriate medical treatment used to manage immediate allergic reactions must be immediately available in the event an acute anaphylactic reaction occurs following administration of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

    Monitor Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine recipients for the occurrence of immediate adverse reactions according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines (https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/clinical-considerations/managing-anaphylaxis.html).

    Immunocompromised persons, including individuals receiving immunosuppressant therapy, may have a diminished immune response to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

    Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine may not protect all vaccine recipients.

    Adverse Reactions

    Adverse Reactions in Clinical Trials

    Adverse reactions following the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine that have been reported in clinical trials include injection site pain, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, fever, injection site swelling, injection site redness, nausea, malaise, and lymphadenopathy (see Full EUA Prescribing Information).

    Adverse Reactions in Post Authorization Experience

    Severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, and other hypersensitivity reactions (e.g., rash, pruritus, urticaria, angioedema), diarrhea, vomiting, and pain in extremity (arm) have been reported following administration of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine outside of clinical trials.

    Additional adverse reactions, some of which may be serious, may become apparent with more widespread use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

    Use with Other Vaccines

    There is no information on the co-administration of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine with other vaccines.

    INFORMATION TO PROVIDE TO VACCINE RECIPIENTS/CAREGIVERS

    As the vaccination provider, you must communicate to the recipient or their caregiver, information consistent with the "Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers" (and provide a copy or direct the individual to the website www.cvdvaccine.com to obtain the Fact Sheet) prior to the individual receiving each dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, including:

    • FDA has authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, which is not an FDA-approved vaccine.
    • The recipient or their caregiver has the option to accept or refuse Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.
    • The significant known and potential risks and benefits of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and the extent to which such risks and benefits are unknown.
    • Information about available alternative vaccines and the risks and benefits of those alternatives.

    For information on clinical trials that are testing the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to prevent COVID-19, please see www.clinicaltrials.gov.

    Provide a vaccination card to the recipient or their caregiver with the date when the recipient needs to return for the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

    Provide the v-safe information sheet to vaccine recipients/caregivers and encourage vaccine recipients to participate in v-safe. V-safe is a new voluntary smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to check in with people who have been vaccinated to identify potential side effects after COVID-19 vaccination. V-safe asks questions that help CDC monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. V-safe also provides second-dose reminders if needed and live telephone follow-up by CDC if participants report a significant health impact following COVID-19 vaccination. For more information, visit: www.cdc.gov/vsafe.

    MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE ADMINISTRATION UNDER EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION

    In order to mitigate the risks of using this unapproved product under EUA and to optimize the potential benefit of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, the following items are required. Use of unapproved Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for active immunization to prevent COVID-19 under this EUA is limited to the following (all requirements must be met):

    1. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is authorized for use in individuals 16 years of age and older.
    2. The vaccination provider must communicate to the individual receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine or their caregiver, information consistent with the "Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers" prior to the individual receiving Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.
    3. The vaccination provider must include vaccination information in the state/local jurisdiction's Immunization Information System (IIS) or other designated system.
    4. The vaccination provider is responsible for mandatory reporting of the following to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS):
      • vaccine administration errors whether or not associated with an adverse event,
      • serious adverse events* (irrespective of attribution to vaccination),
      • cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) in adults and children, and
      • cases of COVID-19 that result in hospitalization or death.
      Complete and submit reports to VAERS online at https://vaers.hhs.gov/reportevent.html. For further assistance with reporting to VAERS call 1-800-822-7967. The reports should include the words "Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine EUA" in the description section of the report.
    5. The vaccination provider is responsible for responding to FDA requests for information about vaccine administration errors, adverse events, cases of MIS in adults and children, and cases of COVID-19 that result in hospitalization or death following administration of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to recipients.

    * Serious adverse events are defined as:

    • Death;
    • A life-threatening adverse event;
    • Inpatient hospitalization or prolongation of existing hospitalization;
    • A persistent or significant incapacity or substantial disruption of the ability to conduct normal life functions;
    • A congenital anomaly/birth defect;
    • An important medical event that based on appropriate medical judgement may jeopardize the individual and may require medical or surgical intervention to prevent one of the outcomes listed above.

    OTHER ADVERSE EVENT REPORTING TO VAERS AND PFIZER INC.

    Vaccination providers may report to VAERS other adverse events that are not required to be reported using the contact information above.

    To the extent feasible, report adverse events to Pfizer Inc. using the contact information below or by providing a copy of the VAERS form to Pfizer Inc.

    WebsiteFax numberTelephone number
    www.pfizersafetyreporting.com1-866-635-83371-800-438-1985

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    For general questions, visit the website or call the telephone number provided below.

    To access the most recent Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheets, please scan the QR code provided below.

    Global websiteTelephone number

    www.cvdvaccine.com
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    1-877-829-2619
    (1-877-VAX-CO19)

    AVAILABLE ALTERNATIVES

    There is no approved alternative vaccine to prevent COVID-19. There may be clinical trials or availability under EUA of other COVID-19 vaccines.

    FEDERAL COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAM

    This vaccine is being made available for emergency use exclusively through the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program (the Vaccination Program). Healthcare providers must enroll as providers in the Vaccination Program and comply with the provider requirements. Vaccination providers may not charge any fee for the vaccine and may not charge the vaccine recipient any out-of-pocket charge for administration. However, vaccination providers may seek appropriate reimbursement from a program or plan that covers COVID-19 vaccine administration fees for the vaccine recipient (private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Health Resources & Services Administration [HRSA] COVID-19 Uninsured Program for non-insured recipients). For information regarding provider requirements and enrollment in the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program, see https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/provider-enrollment.html.

    Individuals becoming aware of any potential violations of the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program requirements are encouraged to report them to the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at 1-800-HHS-TIPS or https://TIPS.HHS.GOV.

    AUTHORITY FOR ISSUANCE OF THE EUA

    The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) has declared a public health emergency that justifies the emergency use of drugs and biological products during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, FDA has issued an EUA for the unapproved product, Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, for active immunization against COVID-19 in individuals 16 years of age and older.

    FDA issued this EUA, based on Pfizer-BioNTech's request and submitted data.

    Although limited scientific information is available, based on the totality of the scientific evidence available to date, it is reasonable to believe that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine may be effective for the prevention of COVID-19 in individuals as specified in the Full EUA Prescribing Information.

    This EUA for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine will end when the Secretary of HHS determines that the circumstances justifying the EUA no longer exist or when there is a change in the approval status of the product such that an EUA is no longer needed.

    For additional information about Emergency Use Authorization visit FDA at: https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-legal-regulatory-and-policy-framework/emergency-use-authorization.

    The Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program

    The Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) is a federal program that has been created to help pay for related costs of medical care and other specific expenses to compensate people injured after use of certain medical countermeasures. Medical countermeasures are specific vaccines, medications, devices, or other items used to prevent, diagnose, or treat the public during a public health emergency or a security threat. For more information about CICP regarding the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine used to prevent COVID-19, visit www.hrsa.gov/cicp, email cicp@hrsa.gov, or call: 1-855-266-2427.

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    FULL EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION (EUA) PRESCRIBING INFORMATION
    PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE
    FULL EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION PRESCRIBING INFORMATION: CONTENTS*
    1
    AUTHORIZED USE
    2
    DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
     
    2.1 Preparation for Administration
     
    2.2 Administration Information
     
    2.3 Vaccination Schedule for Individuals 16 Years of Age and Older
    3
    DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS
    4
    CONTRAINDICATIONS
    5
    WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
     
    5.1 Management of Acute Allergic Reactions
     
    5.2 Altered Immunocompetence
     
    5.3 Limitation of Effectiveness
    6
    OVERALL SAFETY SUMMARY
     
    6.1 Clinical Trials Experience
     
    6.2 Post Authorization Experience
    8
    REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR REPORTING ADVERSE EVENTS AND VACCINE ADMINISTRATION ERRORS
    10
    DRUG INTERACTIONS
    11
    USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS
     
    11.1 Pregnancy
     
    11.2 Lactation
     
    11.3 Pediatric Use
     
    11.4 Geriatric Use
    13
    DESCRIPTION
    14
    CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY
     
    14.1 Mechanism of Action
    18
    CLINICAL TRIAL RESULTS AND SUPPORTING DATA FOR EUA
     
    18.1 Efficacy in Participants 16 Years of Age and Older
    19
    HOW SUPPLIED/STORAGE AND HANDLING
    20
    PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION
    21
    CONTACT INFORMATION
    * Sections or subsections omitted from the full emergency use authorization prescribing information are not listed.
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    FULL EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION (EUA) PRESCRIBING INFORMATION

  • 1 AUTHORIZED USE

    Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is authorized for use under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for active immunization to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in individuals 16 years of age and older.

  • 2 DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

    For intramuscular injection only.

    2.1 Preparation for Administration

    Prior to Dilution

    • The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Multiple Dose Vial contains a volume of 0.45 mL, supplied as a frozen suspension that does not contain preservative. Each vial must be thawed and diluted prior to administration.
    • Vials may be thawed in the refrigerator [2ºC to 8ºC (35ºF to 46ºF)] or at room temperature [up to 25ºC (77ºF)] [see How Supplied/Storage and Handling (19)].
    • Refer to thawing instructions in the panels below.

    Dilution

    • Dilute the vial contents using 1.8 mL of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP (not provided) to form the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Do not add more than 1.8 mL of diluent.
    • ONLY use 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP as the diluent. This diluent is not packaged with the vaccine and must be sourced separately. Do not use bacteriostatic 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection or any other diluent.
    • After dilution, one vial contains 6 doses of 0.3 mL. Vial labels and cartons may state that after dilution, a vial contains 5 doses of 0.3 mL. The information in this Full EUA Prescribing Information regarding the number of doses per vial after dilution supersedes the number of doses stated on vial labels and cartons.
    • Refer to dilution and dose preparation instructions in the panels below.
    THAWING PRIOR TO DILUTION
    Figure
    • Thaw vial(s) of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine before use either by:
      • Allowing vial(s) to thaw in the refrigerator [2ºC to 8ºC (35ºF to 46ºF)]. A carton of vials may take up to 3 hours to thaw, and thawed vials can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days (120 hours).
      • Allowing vial(s) to sit at room temperature [up to 25ºC (77ºF)] for 30 minutes.
    • Using either thawing method, vials must reach room temperature before dilution and must be diluted within 2 hours.
    Figure
    • Before dilution invert vaccine vial gently 10 times.
    • Do not shake.
    • Inspect the liquid in the vial prior to dilution. The liquid is a white to off-white suspension and may contain white to off-white opaque amorphous particles.
    • Do not use if liquid is discolored or if other particles are observed.
    DILUTION
    Figure
    • Obtain sterile 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP. Use only this as the diluent.
    • Using aseptic technique, withdraw 1.8 mL of diluent into a transfer syringe (21-gauge or narrower needle).
    • Cleanse the vaccine vial stopper with a single-use antiseptic swab.
    • Add 1.8 mL of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP into the vaccine vial.
    Figure
    • Equalize vial pressure before removing the needle from the vial by withdrawing 1.8 mL air into the empty diluent syringe.
    Figure
    • Gently invert the vial containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine 10 times to mix.
    • Do not shake.
    • Inspect the vaccine in the vial.
    • The vaccine will be an off-white suspension. Do not use if vaccine is discolored or contains particulate matter.
    Figure
    • Record the date and time of dilution on the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine vial label.
    • Store between 2°C to 25°C (35°F to 77°F).
    • Discard any unused vaccine 6 hours after dilution.
    PREPARATION OF INDIVIDUAL 0.3 mL DOSES OF PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE
    Figure
    • Using aseptic technique, cleanse the vial stopper with a single-use antiseptic swab, and withdraw 0.3 mL of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine preferentially using low dead-volume syringes and/or needles.
    • Each dose must contain 0.3 mL of vaccine.
    • If the amount of vaccine remaining in the vial cannot provide a full dose of 0.3 mL, discard the vial and any excess volume.
    • Administer immediately.

    2.2 Administration Information

    Visually inspect each dose in the dosing syringe prior to administration. The vaccine will be an off-white suspension. During the visual inspection,

    • verify the final dosing volume of 0.3 mL.
    • confirm there are no particulates and that no discoloration is observed.
    • do not administer if vaccine is discolored or contains particulate matter.

    Administer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine intramuscularly.

    After dilution, vials of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine contain six doses of 0.3 mL of vaccine. Low dead-volume syringes and/or needles can be used to extract six doses from a single vial. If standard syringes and needles are used, there may not be sufficient volume to extract a sixth dose from a single vial. Irrespective of the type of syringe and needle:

    • Each dose must contain 0.3 mL of vaccine.
    • If the amount of vaccine remaining in the vial cannot provide a full dose of 0.3 mL, discard the vial and any excess volume.
    • Do not pool excess vaccine from multiple vials.

    2.3 Vaccination Schedule for Individuals 16 Years of Age and Older

    The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is administered intramuscularly as a series of two doses (0.3 mL each) three weeks apart.

    There are no data available on the interchangeability of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine with other COVID-19 vaccines to complete the vaccination series. Individuals who have received one dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine should receive a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to complete the vaccination series.

  • 3 DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS

    Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is a suspension for injection. After preparation, a single dose is 0.3 mL.

  • 4 CONTRAINDICATIONS

    Do not administer Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to individuals with known history of a severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to any component of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine [see Description (13)].

  • 5 WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

    5.1 Management of Acute Allergic Reactions

    Appropriate medical treatment used to manage immediate allergic reactions must be immediately available in the event an acute anaphylactic reaction occurs following administration of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

    Monitor Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine recipients for the occurrence of immediate adverse reactions according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines (https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/clinical-considerations/managing-anaphylaxis.html).

    5.2 Altered Immunocompetence

    Immunocompromised persons, including individuals receiving immunosuppressant therapy, may have a diminished immune response to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

    5.3 Limitation of Effectiveness

    The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine may not protect all vaccine recipients.

  • 6 OVERALL SAFETY SUMMARY

    It is MANDATORY for vaccination providers to report to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) all vaccine administration errors, all serious adverse events, cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) in adults and children, and hospitalized or fatal cases of COVID-19 following vaccination with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. To the extent feasible, provide a copy of the VAERS form to Pfizer Inc. Please see the REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR REPORTING ADVERSE EVENTS AND VACCINE ADMINISTRATION ERRORS section for details on reporting to VAERS and Pfizer Inc.

    In clinical studies, adverse reactions in participants 16 years of age and older included pain at the injection site (84.1%), fatigue (62.9%), headache (55.1%), muscle pain (38.3%), chills (31.9%), joint pain (23.6%), fever (14.2%), injection site swelling (10.5%), injection site redness (9.5%), nausea (1.1%), malaise (0.5%), and lymphadenopathy (0.3%).

    Severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, have been reported following administration of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine outside of clinical trials.

    6.1 Clinical Trials Experience

    Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.

    The safety of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine was evaluated in participants 16 years of age and older in two clinical studies conducted in the United States, Europe, Turkey, South Africa, and South America. Study BNT162-01 (Study 1) was a Phase 1/2, two-part, dose-escalation trial that enrolled 60 participants, 18 through 55 years of age. Study C4591001 (Study 2) is a Phase 1/2/3, multicenter, multinational, randomized, saline placebo-controlled, observer-blind, dose-finding, vaccine candidate-selection (Phase 1) and efficacy (Phase 2/3) study that has enrolled approximately 44,000 participants, 12 years of age or older. Of these, approximately 43,448 participants (21,720 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine; 21,728 placebo) in Phase 2/3 are 16 years of age or older (including 138 and 145 adolescents 16 and 17 years of age in the vaccine and placebo groups, respectively).

    At the time of the analysis of Study 2 for the EUA, 37,586 (18,801 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and 18,785 placebo) participants 16 years of age or older have been followed for a median of 2 months after the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

    The safety evaluation in Study 2 is ongoing. The safety population includes participants enrolled by October 9, 2020, and includes safety data accrued through November 14, 2020. Participants 18 years and older in the reactogenicity subset are monitored for solicited local and systemic reactions and use of antipyretic medication after each vaccination in an electronic diary. Participants are being monitored for unsolicited adverse events, including serious adverse events, throughout the study [from Dose 1 through 1 month (all unsolicited adverse events) or 6 months (serious adverse events) after the last vaccination].

    Demographic characteristics in Study 2 were generally similar with regard to age, gender, race, and ethnicity among participants who received Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and those who received placebo. Overall, among the total participants who received either the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine or placebo, 50.6% were male and 49.4% were female, 83.1% were White, 9.1% were Black or African American, 28.0% were Hispanic/Latino, 4.3% were Asian, and 0.5% were American Indian/Alaska Native.

    Local and Systemic Adverse Reactions Solicited in the Study 2

    Table 1 and Table 2 present the frequency and severity of solicited local and systemic reactions, respectively, within 7 days following each dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and placebo in the subset of participants 18 to 55 years of age included in the EUA safety population who were monitored for reactogenicity with an electronic diary.

    Table 3 and Table 4 present the frequency and severity of reported solicited local and systemic reactions, respectively, within 7 days of each dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and placebo for participants 56 years of age and older.

    Across both age groups, the mean duration of pain at the injection site after Dose 2 was 2.5 days (range 1 to 36 days), for redness 2.6 days (range 1 to 34 days), and for swelling 2.3 days (range 1 to 34 days) for participants in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine group.

    Solicited reactogenicity data in 16 and 17 year-old participants are limited.

    Table 1: Study 2 – Frequency and Percentages of Participants with Solicited Local Reactions, by Maximum Severity, Within 7 Days After Each Dose – Participants 18–55 Years of Age* – Reactogenicity Subset of the Safety Population
    Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
    Dose 1
    N=2291
    n§ (%)
    Placebo
    Dose 1
    N=2298
    n§ (%)
    Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
    Dose 2
    N=2098
    n§ (%)
    Placebo
    Dose 2
    N=2103
    n§ (%)
    Note: Reactions were collected in the electronic diary (e-diary) from Day 1 to Day 7 after vaccination.
    *
    Eight participants were between 16 and 17 years of age.
    Randomized participants in the safety analysis population who received at least 1 dose of the study intervention.
    N = Number of participants reporting at least 1 yes or no response for the specified reaction after the specified dose.
    §
    n = Number of participants with the specified reaction.
    Mild: >2.0 to ≤5.0 cm; Moderate: >5.0 to ≤10.0 cm; Severe: >10.0 cm.
    #
    Mild: does not interfere with activity; Moderate: interferes with activity; Severe: prevents daily activity.
    Redness
      Any (>2 cm)104 (4.5)26 (1.1)123 (5.9)14 (0.7)
        Mild70 (3.1)16 (0.7)73 (3.5)8 (0.4)
        Moderate28 (1.2)6 (0.3)40 (1.9)6 (0.3)
        Severe6 (0.3)4 (0.2)10 (0.5)0 (0.0)
    Swelling
      Any (>2 cm)132 (5.8)11 (0.5)132 (6.3)5 (0.2)
        Mild88 (3.8)3 (0.1)80 (3.8)3 (0.1)
        Moderate39 (1.7)5 (0.2)45 (2.1)2 (0.1)
        Severe5 (0.2)3 (0.1)7 (0.3)0 (0.0)
    Pain at the injection site#
      Any1904 (83.1)322 (14.0)1632 (77.8)245 (11.7)
        Mild1170 (51.1)308 (13.4)1039 (49.5)225 (10.7)
        Moderate710 (31.0)12 (0.5)568 (27.1)20 (1.0)
        Severe24 (1.0)2 (0.1)25 (1.2)0 (0.0)
    Table 2: Study 2 – Frequency and Percentages of Participants with Solicited Systemic Reactions, by Maximum Severity, Within 7 Days After Each Dose – Participants 18–55 Years of Age* – Safety Population
    Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
    Dose 1
    N=2291
    n§ (%)
    Placebo
    Dose 1
    N=2298
    n§ (%)
    Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
    Dose 2
    N=2098
    n§ (%)
    Placebo
    Dose 2
    N=2103
    n§ (%)
    Note: Events and use of antipyretic or pain medication were collected in the electronic diary (e-diary) from Day 1 to Day 7 after each dose.
    *
    Eight participants were between 16 and 17 years of age.
    Randomized participants in the safety analysis population who received at least 1 dose of the study intervention.
    N = Number of participants reporting at least 1 yes or no response for the specified event after the specified dose.
    §
    n = Number of participants with the specified reaction.
    Mild: does not interfere with activity; Moderate: some interference with activity; Severe: prevents daily activity.
    #
    Mild: 1 to 2 times in 24 hours; Moderate: >2 times in 24 hours; Severe: requires intravenous hydration.
    Þ
    Mild: 2 to 3 loose stools in 24 hours; Moderate: 4 to 5 loose stools in 24 hours; Severe: 6 or more loose stools in 24 hours.
    ß
    Severity was not collected for use of antipyretic or pain medication.
    Fever
      ≥38.0°C85 (3.7)20 (0.9)331 (15.8)10 (0.5)
      ≥38.0°C to 38.4°C64 (2.8)10 (0.4)194 (9.2)5 (0.2)
      >38.4°C to 38.9°C15 (0.7)5 (0.2)110 (5.2)3 (0.1)
      >38.9°C to 40.0°C6 (0.3)3 (0.1)26 (1.2)2 (0.1)
      >40.0°C0 (0.0)2 (0.1)1 (0.0)0 (0.0)
    Fatigue
      Any1085 (47.4)767 (33.4)1247 (59.4)479 (22.8)
        Mild597 (26.1)467 (20.3)442 (21.1)248 (11.8)
        Moderate455 (19.9)289 (12.6)708 (33.7)217 (10.3)
        Severe33 (1.4)11 (0.5)97 (4.6)14 (0.7)
    Headache
      Any959 (41.9)775 (33.7)1085 (51.7)506 (24.1)
        Mild628 (27.4)505 (22.0)538 (25.6)321 (15.3)
        Moderate308 (13.4)251 (10.9)480 (22.9)170 (8.1)
        Severe23 (1.0)19 (0.8)67 (3.2)15 (0.7)
    Chills
      Any321 (14.0)146 (6.4)737 (35.1)79 (3.8)
        Mild230 (10.0)111 (4.8)359 (17.1)65 (3.1)
        Moderate82 (3.6)33 (1.4)333 (15.9)14 (0.7)
        Severe9 (0.4)2 (0.1)45 (2.1)0 (0.0)
    Vomiting#
      Any28 (1.2)28 (1.2)40 (1.9)25 (1.2)
        Mild24 (1.0)22 (1.0)28 (1.3)16 (0.8)
        Moderate4 (0.2)5 (0.2)8 (0.4)9 (0.4)
        Severe0 (0.0)1 (0.0)4 (0.2)0 (0.0)
    DiarrheaÞ
      Any255 (11.1)270 (11.7)219 (10.4)177 (8.4)
        Mild206 (9.0)217 (9.4)179 (8.5)144 (6.8)
        Moderate46 (2.0)52 (2.3)36 (1.7)32 (1.5)
        Severe3 (0.1)1 (0.0)4 (0.2)1 (0.0)
    New or worsened muscle pain
      Any487 (21.3)249 (10.8)783 (37.3)173 (8.2)
        Mild256 (11.2)175 (7.6)326 (15.5)111 (5.3)
        Moderate218 (9.5)72 (3.1)410 (19.5)59 (2.8)
        Severe13 (0.6)2 (0.1)47 (2.2)3 (0.1)
    New or worsened joint pain
      Any251 (11.0)138 (6.0)459 (21.9)109 (5.2)
        Mild147 (6.4)95 (4.1)205 (9.8)54 (2.6)
        Moderate99 (4.3)43 (1.9)234 (11.2)51 (2.4)
        Severe5 (0.2)0 (0.0)20 (1.0)4 (0.2)
    Use of antipyretic or pain medicationß638 (27.8)332 (14.4)945 (45.0)266 (12.6)
    Table 3: Study 2 – Frequency and Percentages of Participants with Solicited Local Reactions, by Maximum Severity, Within 7 Days After Each Dose – Participants 56 Years of Age and Older – Safety Population*
    Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
    Dose 1
    N=1802
    n (%)
    Placebo
    Dose 1
    N=1792
    n (%)
    Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
    Dose 2
    N=1660
    n (%)
    Placebo
    Dose 2
    N=1646
    n (%)
    Note: Reactions were collected in the electronic diary (e-diary) from Day 1 to Day 7 after vaccination.
    *
    Randomized participants in the safety analysis population who received at least 1 dose of the study intervention.
    N = Number of participants reporting at least 1 yes or no response for the specified reaction after the specified dose.
    n = Number of participants with the specified reaction.
    §
    Mild: >2.0 to ≤5.0 cm; Moderate: >5.0 to ≤10.0 cm; Severe: >10.0 cm.
    Mild: does not interfere with activity; Moderate: interferes with activity; Severe: prevents daily activity.
    Redness§
      Any (>2 cm)85 (4.7)19 (1.1)120 (7.2)12 (0.7)
        Mild55 (3.1)12 (0.7)59 (3.6)8 (0.5)
        Moderate27 (1.5)5 (0.3)53 (3.2)3 (0.2)
        Severe3 (0.2)2 (0.1)8 (0.5)1 (0.1)
    Swelling§
      Any (>2 cm)118 (6.5)21 (1.2)124 (7.5)11 (0.7)
        Mild71 (3.9)10 (0.6)68 (4.1)5 (0.3)
        Moderate45 (2.5)11 (0.6)53 (3.2)5 (0.3)
        Severe2 (0.1)0 (0.0)3 (0.2)1 (0.1)
    Pain at the injection site
      Any (>2 cm)1282 (71.1)166 (9.3)1098 (66.1)127 (7.7)
        Mild1008 (55.9)160 (8.9)792 (47.7)125 (7.6)
        Moderate270 (15.0)6 (0.3)298 (18.0)2 (0.1)
        Severe4 (0.2)0 (0.0)8 (0.5)0 (0.0)
    Table 4: Study 2 – Frequency and Percentages of Participants with Solicited Systemic Reactions, by Maximum Severity, Within 7 Days After Each Dose – Participants 56 Years of Age and Older – Reactogenicity Subset of the Safety Population*
    Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
    Dose 1
    N=1802
    n (%)
    Placebo
    Dose 1
    N=1792
    n (%)
    Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
    Dose 2
    N=1660
    n (%)
    Placebo
    Dose 2
    N=1646
    n (%)
    Note: Events and use of antipyretic or pain medication were collected in the electronic diary (e-diary) from Day 1 to Day 7 after each dose.
    *
    Randomized participants in the safety analysis population who received at least 1 dose of the study intervention.
    N = Number of participants reporting at least 1 yes or no response for the specified event after the specified dose.
    n = Number of participants with the specified reaction.
    §
    Mild: does not interfere with activity; Moderate: some interference with activity; Severe: prevents daily activity.
    Mild: 1 to 2 times in 24 hours; Moderate: >2 times in 24 hours; Severe: requires intravenous hydration.
    #
    Mild: 2 to 3 loose stools in 24 hours; Moderate: 4 to 5 loose stools in 24 hours; Severe: 6 or more loose stools in 24 hours.
    Fever
      ≥38.0°C26 (1.4)7 (0.4)181 (10.9)4 (0.2)
      ≥38.0°C to 38.4°C23 (1.3)2 (0.1)131 (7.9)2 (0.1)
      >38.4°C to 38.9°C1 (0.1)3 (0.2)45 (2.7)1 (0.1)
      >38.9°C to 40.0°C1 (0.1)2 (0.1)5 (0.3)1 (0.1)
      >40.0°C1 (0.1)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
    Fatigue§
      Any615 (34.1)405 (22.6)839 (50.5)277 (16.8)
        Mild373 (20.7)252 (14.1)351 (21.1)161 (9.8)
        Moderate240 (13.3)150 (8.4)442 (26.6)114 (6.9)
        Severe2 (0.1)3 (0.2)46 (2.8)2 (0.1)
    Headache§
      Any454 (25.2)325 (18.1)647 (39.0)229 (13.9)
        Mild348 (19.3)242 (13.5)422 (25.4)165 (10.0)
        Moderate104 (5.8)80 (4.5)216 (13.0)60 (3.6)
        Severe2 (0.1)3 (0.2)9 (0.5)4 (0.2)
    Chills§
      Any113 (6.3)57 (3.2)377 (22.7)46 (2.8)
        Mild87 (4.8)40 (2.2)199 (12.0)35 (2.1)
        Moderate26 (1.4)16 (0.9)161 (9.7)11 (0.7)
        Severe0 (0.0)1 (0.1)17 (1.0)0 (0.0)
    Vomiting
      Any9 (0.5)9 (0.5)11 (0.7)5 (0.3)
        Mild8 (0.4)9 (0.5)9 (0.5)5 (0.3)
        Moderate1 (0.1)0 (0.0)1 (0.1)0 (0.0)
        Severe0 (0.0)0 (0.0)1 (0.1)0 (0.0)
    Diarrhea#
      Any147 (8.2)118 (6.6)137 (8.3)99 (6.0)
        Mild118 (6.5)100 (5.6)114 (6.9)73 (4.4)
        Moderate26 (1.4)17 (0.9)21 (1.3)22 (1.3)
        Severe3 (0.2)1 (0.1)2 (0.1)4 (0.2)
    New or worsened muscle pain§
      Any251 (13.9)149 (8.3)477 (28.7)87 (5.3)
        Mild168 (9.3)100 (5.6)202 (12.2)57 (3.5)
        Moderate82 (4.6)46 (2.6)259 (15.6)29 (1.8)
        Severe1 (0.1)3 (0.2)16 (1.0)1 (0.1)
    New or worsened joint pain§
      Any155 (8.6)109 (6.1)313 (18.9)61 (3.7)
        Mild101 (5.6)68 (3.8)161 (9.7)35 (2.1)
        Moderate52 (2.9)40 (2.2)145 (8.7)25 (1.5)
        Severe2 (0.1)1 (0.1)7 (0.4)1 (0.1)
    Use of antipyretic or pain medication358 (19.9)213 (11.9)625 (37.7)161 (9.8)

    Unsolicited Adverse Events

    Serious Adverse Events

    In Study 2, among participants 16 to 55 years of age who had received at least 1 dose of vaccine or placebo (Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine = 10,841; placebo = 10,851), serious adverse events from Dose 1 through up to 30 days after Dose 2 in ongoing follow-up were reported by 0.4% of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine recipients and by 0.3% of placebo recipients. In a similar analysis, in participants 56 years of age and older (Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine = 7960, placebo = 7934), serious adverse events were reported by 0.8% of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine recipients and by 0.6% of placebo recipients who received at least 1 dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine or placebo, respectively. In these analyses, 91.6% of study participants had at least 30 days of follow-up after Dose 2. Appendicitis was reported as a serious adverse event for 12 participants, and numerically higher in the vaccine group, 8 vaccine participants and 4 placebo participants. Currently available information is insufficient to determine a causal relationship with the vaccine. There were no other notable patterns or numerical imbalances between treatment groups for specific categories of serious adverse events (including neurologic, neuro-inflammatory, and thrombotic events) that would suggest a causal relationship to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

    Non-Serious Adverse Events

    Overall in Study 2 in which 10,841 participants 16 to 55 years of age received Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and 10,851 participants received placebo, non-serious adverse events from Dose 1 through up to 30 days after Dose 2 in ongoing follow-up were reported in 29.3% of participants who received Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and 13.2% of participants in the placebo group, for participants who received at least 1 dose. Overall in a similar analysis in which 7960 participants 56 years of age and older received Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, non-serious adverse events within 30 days were reported in 23.8% of participants who received Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and 11.7% of participants in the placebo group, for participants who received at least 1 dose. In these analyses, 91.6% of study participants had at least 30 days of follow-up after Dose 2. The higher frequency of reported unsolicited non-serious adverse events among Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine recipients compared to placebo recipients was primarily attributed to local and systemic adverse events reported during the first 7 days following vaccination that are consistent with adverse reactions solicited among participants in the reactogenicity subset and presented in Tables 3 and 4. From Dose 1 through 30 days after Dose 2, reports of lymphadenopathy were imbalanced with notably more cases in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine group (64) vs. the placebo group (6), which is plausibly related to vaccination. Throughout the safety follow-up period to date, Bell's palsy (facial paralysis) was reported by four participants in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine group. Onset of facial paralysis was Day 37 after Dose 1 (participant did not receive Dose 2) and Days 3, 9, and 48 after Dose 2. No cases of Bell's palsy were reported in the placebo group. Currently available information is insufficient to determine a causal relationship with the vaccine. There were no other notable patterns or numerical imbalances between treatment groups for specific categories of non-serious adverse events (including other neurologic or neuro-inflammatory, and thrombotic events) that would suggest a causal relationship to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

    6.2 Post Authorization Experience

    The following adverse reactions have been identified during post authorization use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to vaccine exposure.

    Immune System Disorders: severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, and other hypersensitivity reactions (e.g., rash, pruritus, urticaria, angioedema)

    Gastrointestinal Disorders: diarrhea, vomiting

    Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders: pain in extremity (arm)

  • 8 REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR REPORTING ADVERSE EVENTS AND VACCINE ADMINISTRATION ERRORS

    See Overall Safety Summary (Section 6) for additional information.

    The vaccination provider enrolled in the federal COVID-19 Vaccination Program is responsible for MANDATORY reporting of the listed events following Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS):

    • Vaccine administration errors whether or not associated with an adverse event
    • Serious adverse events* (irrespective of attribution to vaccination)
    • Cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) in children and adults
    • Cases of COVID-19 that result in hospitalization or death

    *Serious adverse events are defined as:

    • Death
    • A life-threatening adverse event
    • Inpatient hospitalization or prolongation of existing hospitalization
    • A persistent or significant incapacity or substantial disruption of the ability to conduct normal life functions
    • A congenital anomaly/birth defect
    • An important medical event that based on appropriate medical judgement may jeopardize the individual and may require medical or surgical intervention to prevent one of the outcomes listed above

    Instructions for Reporting to VAERS

    The vaccination provider enrolled in the federal COVID-19 Vaccination Program should complete and submit a VAERS form to FDA using one of the following methods:

    • Complete and submit the report online: https://vaers.hhs.gov/reportevent.html, or
    • If you are unable to submit this form electronically, you may fax it to VAERS at 1-877-721-0366. If you need additional help submitting a report you may call the VAERS toll-free information line at 1-800-822-7967 or send an email to info@vaers.org.

    IMPORTANT: When reporting adverse events or vaccine administration errors to VAERS, please complete the entire form with detailed information. It is important that the information reported to FDA be as detailed and complete as possible. Information to include:

    • Patient demographics (e.g., patient name, date of birth)
    • Pertinent medical history
    • Pertinent details regarding admission and course of illness
    • Concomitant medications
    • Timing of adverse event(s) in relationship to administration of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
    • Pertinent laboratory and virology information
    • Outcome of the event and any additional follow-up information if it is available at the time of the VAERS report. Subsequent reporting of follow-up information should be completed if additional details become available.

    The following steps are highlighted to provide the necessary information for safety tracking:

    1. In Box 17, provide information on Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and any other vaccines administered on the same day; and in Box 22, provide information on any other vaccines received within one month prior.
    2. In Box 18, description of the event:
      1. Write "Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine EUA" as the first line.
      2. Provide a detailed report of vaccine administration error and/or adverse event. It is important to provide detailed information regarding the patient and adverse event/medication error for ongoing safety evaluation of this unapproved vaccine. Please see information to include listed above.
    3. Contact information:
      1. In Box 13, provide the name and contact information of the prescribing healthcare provider or institutional designee who is responsible for the report.
      2. In Box 14, provide the name and contact information of the best doctor/healthcare professional to contact about the adverse event.
      3. In Box 15, provide the address of the facility where vaccine was given (NOT the healthcare provider's office address).

    Other Reporting Instructions

    Vaccination providers may report to VAERS other adverse events that are not required to be reported using the contact information above.

    To the extent feasible, report adverse events to Pfizer Inc. using the contact information below or by providing a copy of the VAERS form to Pfizer Inc.

    WebsiteFax numberTelephone number
    www.pfizersafetyreporting.com1-866-635-83371-800-438-1985
  • 10 DRUG INTERACTIONS

    There are no data to assess the concomitant administration of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine with other vaccines.

  • 11 USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

    11.1 Pregnancy

    Risk Summary

    All pregnancies have a risk of birth defect, loss, or other adverse outcomes. In the US general population, the estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage in clinically recognized pregnancies is 2% to 4% and 15% to 20%, respectively. Available data on Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine administered to pregnant women are insufficient to inform vaccine-associated risks in pregnancy.

    In a reproductive and developmental toxicity study, 0.06 mL of a vaccine formulation containing the same quantity of nucleoside-modified messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) (30 mcg) and other ingredients included in a single human dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine was administered to female rats by the intramuscular route on four occasions: 21 and 14 days prior to mating, and on gestation days 9 and 20. No vaccine-related adverse effects on female fertility, fetal development, or postnatal development were reported in the study.

    11.2 Lactation

    Risk Summary

    Data are not available to assess the effects of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine on the breastfed infant or on milk production/excretion.

    11.3 Pediatric Use

    Emergency Use Authorization of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine in adolescents 16 and 17 years of age is based on extrapolation of safety and effectiveness from adults 18 years of age and older. Emergency Use Authorization of Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine does not include use in individuals younger than 16 years of age.

    11.4 Geriatric Use

    Clinical studies of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine include participants 65 years of age and older and their data contributes to the overall assessment of safety and efficacy [see Overall Safety Summary (6.1) and Clinical Trial Results and Supporting Data for EUA (18.1)]. Of the total number of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine recipients in Study 2 (N=20,033), 21.4% (n=4,294) were 65 years of age and older and 4.3% (n=860) were 75 years of age and older.

  • 13 DESCRIPTION

    The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is supplied as a frozen suspension in multiple dose vials; each vial must be diluted with 1.8 mL of sterile 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP prior to use to form the vaccine. Each dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine contains 30 mcg of a nucleoside-modified messenger RNA (modRNA) encoding the viral spike (S) glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2.

    Each dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine also includes the following ingredients: lipids (0.43 mg (4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate), 0.05 mg 2[(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide, 0.09 mg 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine, and 0.2 mg cholesterol), 0.01 mg potassium chloride, 0.01 mg monobasic potassium phosphate, 0.36 mg sodium chloride, 0.07 mg dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, and 6 mg sucrose. The diluent (0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP) contributes an additional 2.16 mg sodium chloride per dose.

    The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine does not contain preservative. The vial stoppers are not made with natural rubber latex.

  • 14 CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

    14.1 Mechanism of Action

    The modRNA in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is formulated in lipid particles, which enable delivery of the RNA into host cells to allow expression of the SARS-CoV-2 S antigen. The vaccine elicits an immune response to the S antigen, which protects against COVID-19.

  • 18 CLINICAL TRIAL RESULTS AND SUPPORTING DATA FOR EUA

    18.1 Efficacy in Participants 16 Years of Age and Older

    Study 2 is a multicenter, multinational, Phase 1/2/3, randomized, placebo-controlled, observer-blind, dose-finding, vaccine candidate–selection, and efficacy study in participants 12 years of age and older. Randomization was stratified by age: 12 through 15 years of age, 16 through 55 years of age, or 56 years of age and older, with a minimum of 40% of participants in the ≥56-year stratum. The study excluded participants who were immunocompromised and those who had previous clinical or microbiological diagnosis of COVID-19. Participants with preexisting stable disease, defined as disease not requiring significant change in therapy or hospitalization for worsening disease during the 6 weeks before enrollment, were included as were participants with known stable infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), or hepatitis B virus (HBV).

    In the Phase 2/3 portion approximately 44,000 participants 12 years of age and older were randomized equally and received 2 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine or placebo separated by 21 days. Participants are planned to be followed for up to 24 months, for assessments of safety and efficacy against COVID-19.

    The population for the analysis of the primary efficacy endpoint included, 36,621 participants 12 years of age and older (18,242 in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine group and 18,379 in the placebo group) who did not have evidence of prior infection with SARS-CoV-2 through 7 days after the second dose. Table 5 presents the specific demographic characteristics in the studied population.

    Table 5: Demographics (population for the primary efficacy endpoint)*
    Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
    (N=18,242)
    n (%)
    Placebo
    (N=18,379)
    n (%)
    *
    All eligible randomized participants who receive all vaccination(s) as randomized within the predefined window, have no other important protocol deviations as determined by the clinician, and have no evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection prior to 7 days after Dose 2.
    Includes multiracial and not reported.
    Number of participants who have 1 or more comorbidities that increase the risk of severe COVID-19 disease
    • Chronic lung disease (e.g., emphysema and chronic bronchitis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and cystic fibrosis) or moderate to severe asthma
    • Significant cardiac disease (e.g., heart failure, coronary artery disease, congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies, and pulmonary hypertension)
    • Obesity (body mass index ≥30 kg/m2)
    • Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 or gestational)
    • Liver disease
    • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection (not included in the efficacy evaluation)
    Sex
      Male9318 (51.1)9225 (50.2)
      Female8924 (48.9)9154 (49.8)
    Age (years)
      Mean (SD)50.6 (15.70)50.4 (15.81)
      Median52.052.0
      Min, max(12, 89)(12, 91)
    Age group
      ≥12 through 15 years46 (0.3)42 (0.2)
      ≥16 through 17 years66 (0.4)68 (0.4)
      ≥16 through 64 years14,216 (77.9)14,299 (77.8)
      ≥65 through 74 years3176 (17.4)3226 (17.6)
      ≥75 years804 (4.4)812 (4.4)
    Race
      White15,110 (82.8)15,301 (83.3)
      Black or African American1617 (8.9)1617 (8.8)
      American Indian or Alaska Native118 (0.6)106 (0.6)
      Asian815 (4.5)810 (4.4)
      Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander48 (0.3)29 (0.2)
      Other534 (2.9)516 (2.8)
    Ethnicity
      Hispanic or Latino4886 (26.8)4857 (26.4)
      Not Hispanic or Latino13,253 (72.7)13,412 (73.0)
      Not reported103 (0.6)110 (0.6)
    Comorbidities
      Yes8432 (46.2)8450 (46.0)
      No9810 (53.8)9929 (54.0)

    Efficacy Against COVID-19

    The population in the primary efficacy analysis included all participants 12 years of age and older who had been enrolled from July 27, 2020, and followed for the development of COVID-19 through November 14, 2020. Participants 18 to 55 years of age and 56 years of age and older began enrollment from July 27,2020, 16 to 17 years of age began enrollment from September 16, 2020 and 12 to 15 years of age began enrollment from October 15, 2020.

    The vaccine efficacy information is presented in Table 6.

    Table 6: Vaccine Efficacy – First COVID-19 Occurrence From 7 Days After Dose 2, by Age Subgroup –Participants Without Evidence of Infection and Participants With or Without Evidence of Infection Prior to 7 Days After Dose 2 – Evaluable Efficacy (7 Days) Population
    Note: Confirmed cases were determined by Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) and at least 1 symptom consistent with COVID-19 (symptoms included: fever; new or increased cough; new or increased shortness of breath; chills; new or increased muscle pain; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; diarrhea; vomiting).
    *
    Participants who had no evidence of past SARS-CoV-2 infection (i.e., N-binding antibody [serum] negative at Visit 1 and SARS-CoV-2 not detected by NAAT [nasal swab] at Visits 1 and 2), and had negative NAAT (nasal swab) at any unscheduled visit prior to 7 days after Dose 2 were included in the analysis.
    N = number of participants in the specified group.
    n1 = Number of participants meeting the endpoint definition.
    §
    Total surveillance time in 1000 person-years for the given endpoint across all participants within each group at risk for the endpoint. Time period for COVID-19 case accrual is from 7 days after Dose 2 to the end of the surveillance period.
    n2 = Number of participants at risk for the endpoint.
    #
    No confirmed cases were identified in participants 12 to 15 years of age.
    Þ
    Credible interval for VE was calculated using a beta-binomial model with a beta (0.700102, 1) prior for θ=r(1-VE)/(1+r(1-VE)), where r is the ratio of surveillance time in the active vaccine group over that in the placebo group.
    ß
    Confidence interval (CI) for vaccine efficacy is derived based on the Clopper and Pearson method adjusted to the surveillance time.
    First COVID-19 occurrence from 7 days after Dose 2 in participants without evidence of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection*
    Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 VaccinePlacebo
    SubgroupN=18,198 Cases
    n1
    Surveillance Time§ (n2)
    N=18,325 Cases
    n1
    Surveillance Time§ (n2)
    Vaccine Efficacy %
    (95% CI)
      All subjects#8
    2.214 (17,411)
    162
    2.222 (17,511)
    95.0 (90.3, 97.6)Þ
      16 to 64 years7
    1.706 (13,549)
    143
    1.710 (13,618)
    95.1 (89.6, 98.1)ß
      65 years and older1
    0.508 (3848)
    19
    0.511 (3880)
    94.7 (66.7, 99.9)ß
    First COVID-19 occurrence from 7 days after Dose 2 in participants with or without evidence of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection
    Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 VaccinePlacebo
    SubgroupN=19,965 Cases
    n1
    Surveillance Time§ (n2)
    N=20,172 Cases
    n1
    Surveillance Time§ (n2)
    Vaccine Efficacy %
    (95% CI)
      All subjects#9
    2.332 (18,559)
    169
    2.345 (18,708)
    94.6 (89.9, 97.3)Þ
      16 to 64 years8
    1.802 (14,501)
    150
    1.814 (14,627)
    94.6 (89.1, 97.7)ß
      65 years and older1
    0.530 (4044)
    19
    0.532 (4067)
    94.7 (66.8, 99.9)ß
  • 19 HOW SUPPLIED/STORAGE AND HANDLING

    Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Suspension for Intramuscular Injection, Multiple Dose Vials are supplied in a carton containing 25 multiple dose vials (NDC 59267-1000-3) or 195 multiple dose vials (NDC 59267-1000-2). After dilution, one vial contains 6 doses of 0.3 mL. Vial labels and cartons may state that after dilution, a vial contains 5 doses of 0.3 mL. The information in this Full EUA Prescribing Information regarding the number of doses per vial after dilution supersedes the number of doses stated on vial labels and cartons.

    During storage, minimize exposure to room light, and avoid exposure to direct sunlight and ultraviolet light.

    Do not refreeze thawed vials.

    Frozen Vials Prior to Use

    Cartons of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Multiple Dose Vials arrive in thermal containers with dry ice. Once received, remove the vial cartons immediately from the thermal container and preferably store in an ultra-low temperature freezer between -80°C to -60°C (-112°F to -76°F) until the expiry date printed on the label. Alternatively, vials may be stored at -25°C to -15°C (-13°F to 5°F) for up to 2 weeks. Vials must be kept frozen and protected from light, in the original cartons, until ready to use. Vials stored at -25°C to -15°C (-13°F to 5°F) for up to 2 weeks may be returned one time to the recommended storage condition of -80°C to -60°C (-112°F to -76°F). Total cumulative time the vials are stored at -25°C to -15°C (-13°F to 5°F) should be tracked and should not exceed 2 weeks.

    If an ultra-low temperature freezer is not available, the thermal container in which the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine arrives may be used as temporary storage when consistently re-filled to the top of the container with dry ice. Refer to the re-icing guidelines packed in the original thermal container for instructions regarding the use of the thermal container for temporary storage. The thermal container maintains a temperature range of -90ºC to -60ºC (-130ºF to -76ºF). Storage of the vials between -96°C to -60°C (-141°F to -76°F) is not considered an excursion from the recommended storage condition.

    Transportation of Frozen Vials

    If local redistribution is needed and full cartons containing vials cannot be transported at -90°C to -60°C (-130°F to -76°F), vials may be transported at -25°C to -15°C (-13°F to 5°F). Any hours used for transport at -25°C to -15°C (-13°F to 5°F) count against the 2-week limit for storage at -25°C to -15°C (-13°F to 5°F). Frozen vials transported at -25°C to -15°C (-13°F to 5°F) may be returned one time to the recommended storage condition of -80°C to -60°C (-112°F to -76°F).

    Thawed Vials Before Dilution

    Thawed Under Refrigeration

    Thaw and then store undiluted vials in the refrigerator [2ºC to 8ºC (35ºF to 46ºF)] for up to 5 days (120 hours). A carton of 25 vials or 195 vials may take up to 2 or 3 hours, respectively, to thaw in the refrigerator, whereas a fewer number of vials will thaw in less time.

    Thawed at Room Temperature

    For immediate use, thaw undiluted vials at room temperature [up to 25ºC (77ºF)] for 30 minutes. Thawed vials can be handled in room light conditions.

    Vials must reach room temperature before dilution.

    Undiluted vials may be stored at room temperature for no more than 2 hours.

    Transportation of Thawed Vials

    Available data support transportation of one or more thawed vials at 2°C to 8°C (35°F to 46°F) for up to 12 hours. Any hours used for transport at 2°C to 8°C (35°F to 46°F) count against the 120-hour limit for storage at 2°C to 8°C (35°F to 46°F).

    Vials After Dilution

    After dilution, store vials between 2°C to 25°C (35°F to 77°F) and use within 6 hours from the time of dilution. During storage, minimize exposure to room light, and avoid exposure to direct sunlight and ultraviolet light. Any vaccine remaining in vials must be discarded after 6 hours. Do not refreeze.

  • 20 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION

    Advise the recipient or caregiver to read the Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers.

    The vaccination provider must include vaccination information in the state/local jurisdiction's Immunization Information System (IIS) or other designated system. Advise recipient or caregiver that more information about IISs can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/iis/about.html.

  • 21 CONTACT INFORMATION

    For general questions, visit the website or call the telephone number provided below.

    WebsiteTelephone number

    www.cvdvaccine.com

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    1-877-829-2619
    (1-877-VAX-CO19)

    This Full EUA Prescribing Information may have been updated. For the most recent Full EUA Prescribing Information, please see www.cvdvaccine.com.

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  • FACT SHEET FOR RECIPIENTS AND CAREGIVERS

    EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION (EUA) OF THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE TO PREVENT CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) IN INDIVIDUALS 16 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER

    You are being offered the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2. This Fact Sheet contains information to help you understand the risks and benefits of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, which you may receive because there is currently a pandemic of COVID-19.

    The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is a vaccine and may prevent you from getting COVID-19. There is no U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

    Read this Fact Sheet for information about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Talk to the vaccination provider if you have questions. It is your choice to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

    The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is administered as a 2-dose series, 3 weeks apart, into the muscle.

    The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine may not protect everyone.

    This Fact Sheet may have been updated. For the most recent Fact Sheet, please see www.cvdvaccine.com.

    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GET THIS VACCINE

    WHAT IS COVID-19?

    COVID-19 disease is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. This type of coronavirus has not been seen before. You can get COVID-19 through contact with another person who has the virus. It is predominantly a respiratory illness that can affect other organs. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms may include: fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea.

    WHAT IS THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?

    The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is an unapproved vaccine that may prevent COVID-19. There is no FDA-approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

    The FDA has authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 16 years of age and older under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).

    For more information on EUA, see the "What is an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)?" section at the end of this Fact Sheet.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU MENTION TO YOUR VACCINATION PROVIDER BEFORE YOU GET THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?

    Tell the vaccination provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

    • have any allergies
    • have a fever
    • have a bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinner
    • are immunocompromised or are on a medicine that affects your immune system
    • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
    • are breastfeeding
    • have received another COVID-19 vaccine

    WHO SHOULD GET THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?

    FDA has authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine in individuals 16 years of age and older.

    WHO SHOULD NOT GET THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?

    You should not get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine if you:

    • had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose of this vaccine
    • had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of this vaccine.

    WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?

    The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine includes the following ingredients: mRNA, lipids ((4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate), 2 [(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide, 1,2-Distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine, and cholesterol), potassium chloride, monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, and sucrose.

    HOW IS THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE GIVEN?

    The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine will be given to you as an injection into the muscle.

    The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine vaccination series is 2 doses given 3 weeks apart.

    If you receive one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, you should receive a second dose of this same vaccine 3 weeks later to complete the vaccination series.

    HAS THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE BEEN USED BEFORE?

    The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is an unapproved vaccine. In clinical trials, approximately 20,000 individuals 16 years of age and older have received at least 1 dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

    WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?

    In an ongoing clinical trial, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has been shown to prevent COVID-19 following 2 doses given 3 weeks apart. The duration of protection against COVID-19 is currently unknown.

    WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?

    There is a remote chance that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine could cause a severe allergic reaction. A severe allergic reaction would usually occur within a few minutes to one hour after getting a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. For this reason, your vaccination provider may ask you to stay at the place where you received your vaccine for monitoring after vaccination. Signs of a severe allergic reaction can include:

    • Difficulty breathing
    • Swelling of your face and throat
    • A fast heartbeat
    • A bad rash all over your body
    • Dizziness and weakness

    Side effects that have been reported with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine include:

    • severe allergic reactions
    • non-severe allergic reactions such as rash, itching, hives, or swelling of the face
    • injection site pain
    • tiredness
    • headache
    • muscle pain
    • chills
    • joint pain
    • fever
    • injection site swelling
    • injection site redness
    • nausea
    • feeling unwell
    • swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy)
    • diarrhea
    • vomiting
    • arm pain

    These may not be all the possible side effects of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Serious and unexpected side effects may occur. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is still being studied in clinical trials.

    WHAT SHOULD I DO ABOUT SIDE EFFECTS?

    If you experience a severe allergic reaction, call 9-1-1, or go to the nearest hospital.

    Call the vaccination provider or your healthcare provider if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.

    Report vaccine side effects to FDA/CDC Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). The VAERS toll-free number is 1-800-822-7967 or report online to https://vaers.hhs.gov/reportevent.html. Please include "Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine EUA" in the first line of box #18 of the report form.

    In addition, you can report side effects to Pfizer Inc. at the contact information provided below.

    WebsiteFax numberTelephone number
    www.pfizersafetyreporting.com1-866-635-83371-800-438-1985

    You may also be given an option to enroll in v-safe. V-safe is a new voluntary smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to check in with people who have been vaccinated to identify potential side effects after COVID-19 vaccination. V-safe asks questions that help CDC monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. V-safe also provides second-dose reminders if needed and live telephone follow-up by CDC if participants report a significant health impact following COVID-19 vaccination. For more information on how to sign up, visit: www.cdc.gov/vsafe.

    WHAT IF I DECIDE NOT TO GET THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?

    It is your choice to receive or not receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Should you decide not to receive it, it will not change your standard medical care.

    ARE OTHER CHOICES AVAILABLE FOR PREVENTING COVID-19 BESIDES PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?

    Currently, there is no approved alternative vaccine available for prevention of COVID-19. Other vaccines to prevent COVID-19 may be available under Emergency Use Authorization.

    CAN I RECEIVE THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE WITH OTHER VACCINES?

    There is no information on the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine with other vaccines.

    WHAT IF I AM PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING?

    If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, discuss your options with your healthcare provider.

    WILL THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE GIVE ME COVID-19?

    No. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine does not contain SARS-CoV-2 and cannot give you COVID-19.

    KEEP YOUR VACCINATION CARD

    When you get your first dose, you will get a vaccination card to show you when to return for your second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Remember to bring your card when you return.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    If you have questions, visit the website or call the telephone number provided below.

    To access the most recent Fact Sheets, please scan the QR code provided below.

    Global websiteTelephone number

    www.cvdvaccine.com
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    1-877-829-2619
    (1-877-VAX-CO19)

    HOW CAN I LEARN MORE?

    • Ask the vaccination provider.
    • Visit CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
    • Visit FDA at https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-legal-regulatory-and-policy-framework/emergency-use-authorization.
    • Contact your local or state public health department.

    WHERE WILL MY VACCINATION INFORMATION BE RECORDED?

    The vaccination provider may include your vaccination information in your state/local jurisdiction's Immunization Information System (IIS) or other designated system. This will ensure that you receive the same vaccine when you return for the second dose. For more information about IISs visit: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/iis/about.html.

    CAN I BE CHARGED AN ADMINISTRATION FEE FOR RECEIPT OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE?

    No. At this time, the provider cannot charge you for a vaccine dose and you cannot be charged an out-of-pocket vaccine administration fee or any other fee if only receiving a COVID-19 vaccination. However, vaccination providers may seek appropriate reimbursement from a program or plan that covers COVID-19 vaccine administration fees for the vaccine recipient (private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Health Resources & Services Administration [HRSA] COVID-19 Uninsured Program for non-insured recipients).

    WHERE CAN I REPORT CASES OF SUSPECTED FRAUD?

    Individuals becoming aware of any potential violations of the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program requirements are encouraged to report them to the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at 1-800-HHS-TIPS or https://TIPS.HHS.GOV.

    WHAT IS THE COUNTERMEASURES INJURY COMPENSATION PROGRAM?

    The Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) is a federal program that may help pay for costs of medical care and other specific expenses of certain people who have been seriously injured by certain medicines or vaccines, including this vaccine. Generally, a claim must be submitted to the CICP within one (1) year from the date of receiving the vaccine. To learn more about this program, visit www.hrsa.gov/cicp/ or call 1-855-266-2427.

    WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION (EUA)?

    The United States FDA has made the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine available under an emergency access mechanism called an EUA. The EUA is supported by a Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) declaration that circumstances exist to justify the emergency use of drugs and biological products during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has not undergone the same type of review as an FDA-approved or cleared product. FDA may issue an EUA when certain criteria are met, which includes that there are no adequate, approved, available alternatives. In addition, the FDA decision is based on the totality of scientific evidence available showing that the product may be effective to prevent COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic and that the known and potential benefits of the product outweigh the known and potential risks of the product. All of these criteria must be met to allow for the product to be used in the treatment of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The EUA for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is in effect for the duration of the COVID-19 EUA declaration justifying emergency use of these products, unless terminated or revoked (after which the products may no longer be used).

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    Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
    After dilution, vial contains 6 doses of 0.3 mL

    For intramuscular use. Contains no preservative.

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    DILUTE BEFORE USE. Discard 6 hours after
    dilution when stored at 2 to 25°C (35 to 77°F).

    Dilution date and time:

    NDC 59267-1000-1

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    NDC 59267-1000-2

    Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
    Suspension for Intramuscular Injection

    195 Multiple Dose Vials
    (after dilution each vial contains
    6 doses of 0.3 mL)

    Pfizer BIONTECH

    STORAGE: Prior to dilution, store at
    -80°C to -60°C (-112°F to -76°F).
    Store in this carton to protect from light.

    DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION: After
    dilution, each vial contains 6 doses of 0.3 mL.
    See FDA-authorized Fact Sheet or scan
    QR code for information.

    MUST BE DILUTED BEFORE USE with sterile
    0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP (not supplied).
    After dilution, store the vaccine at 2°C to 25°C (35°F to 77°F).
    Discard after 6 hours.
    Contains no preservative.
    For use under Emergency Use Authorization.
    Rx only

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    EXP:

    Principal Display Panel - 195 Vial Carton Label
  • PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 25 Vial Carton

    NDC 59267-1000-3
    Rx only

    Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
    Suspension for Intramuscular Injection

    25 Multiple Dose Vials
    (after dilution each vial contains 6 doses of 0.3 mL)

    MUST BE DILUTED BEFORE USE with sterile
    0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP (not supplied).
    After dilution, store the vaccine at 2°C to 25°C (35°F to 77°F).
    Discard after 6 hours.

    PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 25 Vial Carton
  • INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE
    PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE 
    bnt162b2 injection, suspension
    Product Information
    Product TypeVACCINEItem Code (Source)NDC:59267-1000
    Route of AdministrationINTRAMUSCULAR
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    TOZINAMERAN (UNII: 5085ZFP6SJ) (TOZINAMERAN - UNII:5085ZFP6SJ) TOZINAMERAN0.225 mg  in 2.25 mL
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient NameStrength
    ALC-0159 (UNII: PJH39UMU6H)  
    ALC-0315 (UNII: AVX8DX713V)  
    POTASSIUM CHLORIDE (UNII: 660YQ98I10)  
    MONOBASIC POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE (UNII: 4J9FJ0HL51)  
    SODIUM CHLORIDE (UNII: 451W47IQ8X)  
    SODIUM PHOSPHATE, DIBASIC, UNSPECIFIED FORM (UNII: GR686LBA74)  
    SUCROSE (UNII: C151H8M554)  
    Packaging
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:59267-1000-2195 in 1 CARTON
    1NDC:59267-1000-12.25 mL in 1 VIAL, GLASS; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    2NDC:59267-1000-325 in 1 CARTON
    2NDC:59267-1000-12.25 mL in 1 VIAL, GLASS; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    UNAPPROVED DRUG OTHER12/12/2020
    Labeler - Pfizer Manufacturing Belgium NV (370156507)
    Registrant - Pfizer Inc (113480771)
    Establishment
    NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
    Pfizer Manufacturing Belgium NV370156507ANALYSIS(59267-1000) , MANUFACTURE(59267-1000) , PACK(59267-1000) , LABEL(59267-1000)
    Establishment
    NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
    Pharmacia & Upjohn Company LLC618054084ANALYSIS(59267-1000) , MANUFACTURE(59267-1000) , PACK(59267-1000) , LABEL(59267-1000)
    Establishment
    NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
    Wyeth BioPharma Division of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals LLC174350868ANALYSIS(59267-1000) , API MANUFACTURE(59267-1000)
    Establishment
    NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
    Pfizer Inc004954111ANALYSIS(59267-1000)