Training and Resources
Required Training for Participation in the California COVID-19 Vaccination Program
Providers and key practice staff storing, handling, managing, or administering vaccines must complete the required training to meet federal and state program requirements.
This training prepares sites to incorporate program requirements into clinic protocols and identifies key resources for use on the job. Organization & Location Coordinators must complete the required program training in myCAvax during enrollment but may access the lessons below. Review times are approximate.
* Organization Coordinators complete Section A of the provider enrollment application and are responsible for implementing vaccination program requirements for their provider organization.
† Location Coordinators complete Section B (location enrollment) and act as vaccine coordinators for their provider location.
COVID-19 Vaccine Product Training
This training shows staff how to prepare, administer, store, and handle COVID-19 vaccine products and report adverse events to VAERS. To prepare in advance of initial vaccine shipments, print and review summary sheets—only for products your location will be ordering. Review times vary by learner role & technical experience.
* Vaccinators who do not plan to enroll in the program and will only administer vaccine should review the technical training for new vaccinators. See listing of licensees authorized to administer vaccine in California for additional information. View training requirements for non-traditional and expanded vaccinators.
Technical Training for New Vaccinators
The following resources provide technical instruction for COVID-19 vaccine administration that is not included in the required program training. New vaccinators should work with their supervisors to obtain hands-on training and arrange for supervision until proficiency is demonstrated.
COVID-19 Call Center
The COVID-19 Call Center for Providers is dedicated to medical providers in California and their COVID-19 response, specifically addressing questions about program requirements, enrollment, and vaccine distribution.