Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine has not been approved or licensed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but has been authorized for emergency use by FDA, under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for use in individuals 18 years of age and older. There is no FDA-approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

The EUA for the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine is in effect for the duration of the COVID-19 EUA declaration justifying emergency use of the product, unless the declaration is terminated or the authorization is revoked sooner.

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 to obtain the Fact Sheet) prior to the individual receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Information to be communicated includes:

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

For more information on the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, visit

Storage, Handing, and Administration for Moderna COVID-19 VaccineAge Indication: 18 year or older

Dose: 0.5 mL

Route: Intramuscular

Schedule: 0, 28 days

Dose preparation: Multi-dose; 10-15 doses per vial depending on the presentation

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Storage and Handling

Storing Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines


2°C to 8°C | 36°F to 46°F

  • Unopened vial: Up to 30 days in the refrigerator
  • Punctured vial: Up to 12 hours | 2°C to 25°C (36°F to 77°F)

Room Temperature

  • Unopened vial: 24 hours | 25°C (77°F)
  • Punctured vial: Up to 12 hours | 2°C to 25°C (36°F to 77°F)
Thawing Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Vials


 2°C to 8°C | 36°F to 46°F

  • 2.5 hours to thaw from frozen

Room Temperature  

15°C to 25°C | 59°F to 77°F

  • Thaw for 1 hour 
Thawed vaccine cannot be refrozen!

Vial Expiration Date Look Up

You must look up the expiration date for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine through their Look Up Vial Expiration Date tool. 

  • Go to The expiration date tool will display. 
  • Enter your lot number, printed on the carton and vial of the vaccine, in the Enter Lot # field.


  • Click Submit. The expiration date will display. 


  • Key in the expiration date in LINKS.

For more information or to view LINKS training videos, visit

Temperature Excursions for ModernaIn the event of a temperature excursion, contact Moderna: 

Interactive Excursion Tool: