Some pharmacists had thrown the leftover vaccine away out of fear of violating FDA policies, according to Politico. But FDA confirmed today that pharmacists can use the full amount of vaccine from the vials. Each vial could contain six or possibly seven doses.
The development could potentially expand the U.S. supply of COVID-19 by millions of doses.
The news comes as the Trump administration is negotiating with Pfizer to obtain more doses of the vaccine.
In the interim, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said he is optimistic that the U.S. government can convince Pfizer to produce additional vaccine doses in 2021.