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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. 

Program Training

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.

​Interactive Lessons

​Organization*
Coordinator 

​Location
Coordinator

Program Requirements  (15 mins) (PDF

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Orders and Distribution  (5 mins) (PDF


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Storage and Handling  (15 mins) (PDF)


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Vaccine Management  (10 mins) (PDF)


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VaccineFinder  (5 mins) (PDF

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* 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 orderingReview times vary by learner role & technical experience.

Pfizer-BioNtech
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Coordinator
​Vaccinator
​Provider
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Moderna
​Location
Coordinator
​Vaccinator
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Janssen (J&J)
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Coordinator
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* 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.   

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​Resources

Techniques

  • Preparing Multi-dose Vials video
  • Intramuscular Injection (IM) for Adults job aid (PDF) | video
  • Injection Safety job aid

Syringes & Needles

  • Low Dead-Volume Syringes/Needles: Optimizing Preparation and Safety job aid
  • VanishPoint® Syringe video
  • Safe and Proper Sharps Disposal job aid
  • Strategies During Supply Shortages job aid

Helpful Resources

Patient Education

More Resources:

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.

​For Providers For the Public

Email: covidcallcenter@cdph.ca.gov
Phone: (833) 502-1245
Monday through Friday from 8AM–6PM

For technical issues with myCAvax (formerly CalVax)
Email: myCAvax.HD@accenture.com

​Website: Vaccinate All 58
Phone: (833) 422-4255
Monday through Friday 8AM–8PM,
Weekends 8AM–5PM


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