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IMPORTANT - BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Tests Extend Expiration Dates
Since the launch of the BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test, Abbott has continued testing for product stability to extend the expiration date and have shared these results with the FDA. Testing has been completed to support a shelf-life (expiration date) of up to 15 months. This letter is to notify you the BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test, part number 195-200, in your possession may now have a longer than labeled product expiration date.
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Availability of Vaccines
COVID-19 vaccines are widely accessible in the United States. Everyone ages 5 years and older should get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone at no cost, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status.
Many doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, and clinics offer COVID-19 vaccinations. Visit vaccines.gov to find locations that are offering vaccines to everyone ages 5 years and older. Parents can check with their child’s healthcare provider, their local pharmacy, and health department about whether they offer COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more about how to find a COVID-19 vaccine.
Important Reminder: Stay safe until your vaccine reaches full effectiveness:
- Pfizer and Moderna vaccines take up to 2 weeks after the 2nd dose for full effectiveness; 1-dose Johnson & Johnson can take up to 28 days.
- All three vaccines are highly effective at preventing life-threatening illness, but they do not offer 100% protection from catching or spreading COVID-19; no vaccine gives 100% protection.
- While the virus continues to spread, mask-wearing and social distancing are still important safety protocols.