Due to manufacturing and distribution issues, there has been a shortage of EpiPen 0.3mg (epinephrine) auto-injectors and its generic equivalent. According the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), everything is being done to help mitigate the shortage. This includes extending the expiration date of current EpiPen auto-injectors beyond the approved 20-month shelf life. There are specific lot numbers that have been approved for this extension, please see the full list here. Please note that the extension of expiration dates does not apply to EpiPen Jr 0.15mg auto-injectors. For more information, please read Pfizer’s press release.
While this is a concern for those whose children require this life-saving medication, please be assured that all elementary, middle, and high schools in the Town of Fairfield have EpiPen Jr. and EpiPen auto-injectors. Our supply has not been affected by the expiration date extension.
There are also alternative epinephrine injection medication, for more information, please visit Auvi-Q’s webpage and always consult with your physician.