Improving Vaccine Expiration Dating (Stability)

Formal title: Docket Number [04-064-1] Viruses, Serums, Toxins, and Analagous Products; Expiration Date Required for Serials and Subserials and Determination of Expiration Date of Product

Brief Description:

The USDA is proposing to change the data criteria for vaccine expiration date assessment.

AVMA Response:

The AVMA recommends that USDA collect more stakeholder input before finalizing its decision. The AVMA is pleased that USDA is working to improve vaccine expiration dating, but the proposed regulations are written so broadly that it is difficult to determine the proposal's benefits and deficiencies.

Background Documents:

View AVMA's response to USDA (PDF)

View Federal Register document (PDF)


AVMA responded on June 27, 2005 and is awaiting publication of USDA response.