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Required Training for Participation in the California Bridge Access 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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*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 ​Prod​uct Trainin​g​​

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.

Note: Product trainings for the updated 2023–24 COVID-19 vaccines are now live​.

Pfizer-BioNtech Vaccines
​Location
Coordinator
​Vaccinator
​Provider

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Moderna Vaccines
​Location
Coordinator
​Vaccinator
​Provider

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​Novavax Vaccines​
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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.   

​Topic

​Resources

Supplies

​Immunization Techniques

Intramuscular (IM) Injections

All Ages

​Adults

    • Adults 19 years of age and older: PDF | Video

Older Children & Teens

Infants & Young Children

Proficiency

Patient Care

Patient Education

More Resources:

COVID-19 Call Centers

The Provider Call Center 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: ProviderCallCenter@cdph.ca.gov​
Phone: (833) 502-1245
Monday through Friday from 8AM–5PM

For technical issues with myCAvax
Email: myCAvax.HD@cdph.ca.gov

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


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