Training Requirements for Non-Traditional Vaccinators
This training requirement is for dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, dental hygienists, and postgraduate training licensees whose primary responsibility is only related to the administration of COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., mass vaccination clinic, licensed facility) under the authority of another responsible institution/organization/entity.
These non-traditional vaccinators will need to complete the following training before participating in mass vaccination clinics or other institution or community sponsored clinics:
Key Resources (Optional)
Recommended for New Vaccinators
The following resources provide instruction on preparing and administering vaccines. Clinic organizers may provide site logistics training and demonstrated proficiency prior to a vaccinator’s shift.
Other Helpful Lesson(s)
When greater vaccine quantities are available, non-traditional vaccinators who are interested in ordering and administering COVID-19 vaccine in their offices must be credentialed/licensed in the jurisdiction where vaccination takes place, complete all required training, and comply with federal and state requirements all of which are outlined in the California Vaccination Program.
COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use by California providers under an FDA emergency use authorization (EUA). In order to participate in the program, providers will need to register and agree to a number of specific conditions. Among these are three important ones to consider before enrolling. Participating vaccinators must:
- Submit order requests through the myCAVax system and maintain current organization and provider contact information.
- Report COVID-19 doses administered within 24 hrs of administration to your local immunization registry (IIS) (e.g. CAIR2, Healthy Futures, or SDIR).
- Report COVID-19 doses in inventory daily to the VaccineFinder website.
View more enrollment 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.