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Required Training for Providers in the California COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Vaccination providers and key practice staff storing, handling, managing, or administering vaccines must complete the required training to meet federal and state program requirements. Click on the interactive lesson checked for your role. Download the pdf version as a reference guide. Review times are approximate.

​Interactive Lessons

​Organization Coordinator 

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Coordinator

​Providers

Program Requirements  (15 mins) (PDF

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Orders and Distribution  (10 mins) (PDF

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Storage and Handling  (15 mins) (PDF)

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Vaccine Management  (15 mins) (PDF)

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VaccineFinder  (10 mins) (PDF

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CDC's Product Training

​Modules

​Location
Coordinator

Vaccinators *

Pfizer Vaccine ** (40 mins)

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Moderna Vaccine ** (20 mins)

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Janssen Vaccine ** (20 mins)

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* Vaccinators who do not plan on enrolling in the program to potentially receive vaccine doses 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.

** Prior to receiving vaccine shipments, only complete CDC vaccine lessons for products your location will be administering to ensure you're trained on protocols for receiving, storing, preparing, and managing vaccines as well as clinical guidance.

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. 

​Topic

​Resources

Preparation &
Administration

These resources summarize key techniques from the required CDC lessons:

Techniques

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


For more resources, go to EZIZ's COVID-19 website.

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–8PM

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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