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Required Training and Resources 
California COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Providers and key practice staff handling or administering COVID-19 vaccines are responsible for knowing the topics covered under the required training. Previous training courses covering this information count towards completion as long they are recent.

Providers will be emailed as new materials are released.

​Required Training ​Review Time

COVID-19 Vaccination Program Participation Requirements (PDF)

4 min. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Training: General Overview (CDC Module)

15 min.

Immunization Information System (IIS) Participation (PDF)

3 min.

Ordering Vaccines (PDF)

​5 min.

​Storage & Handling (Pfizer-BioNTech) | (Moderna) (PDF)

​10  min.

Temperature Monitoring (PDF)

1 min.

Vaccine Administration (Pfizer-BioNTech) | (Moderna) (PDF)

​15 min.

Vaccine Management (PDF)

3 min.

Reporting Requirements (PDF)

​5 min.

Recommended for New Vaccinators

The following resources provide instruction on preparing and administering vaccines. New vaccinators should work with their supervisors to obtain hands-on training and arrange for supervision until proficiency is demonstrated. Vaccination training for California dentists can be found here.

  • Pfizer Vaccine Summary job aid (PDF) | video (click button on Pfizer landing page) 
  • Moderna Vaccine Summary job aid (PDF)
  • Preparing Multi-dose Vials video
  • Intramuscular (IM) Injection for Adults job aid (PDF) | video
  • Skills Checklist for Vaccine Administration job aid (PDF)
  • Pre-vaccination Screening Questionnaire job aid (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)

Helpful lessons:

Patient Education:

Key Resources

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 9AM–5PM

For technical issues with CalVax, email Helpdesk.CalVax@calvax.accenture.com
​Website: Vaccinate All 58
Phone: (833) 422-4255
Monday through Friday 8AM-8PM, Weekends 8AM-5PM

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