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Pfizer said to reject Israeli request to extend expiration date on vaccines

In this Jan. 7, 2021, photo, an Israeli military paramedic prepares a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to be administered at a medical center in Ashdod, southern Israel. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
In this Jan. 7, 2021, photo, an Israeli military paramedic prepares a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to be administered at a medical center in Ashdod, southern Israel. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Pfizer has rejected an Israeli request to extend the expiration date on its vaccines, Channel 12 reports.

The company tells Israel that it does not currently have enough information to ensure that the doses would still be safe beyond their current expiration dates, according to the network.

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