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COVID-19 Training for Vaccine Providers

Start getting ready for administering COVID-19 vaccine to 5 – 11 year olds today! There is LOTS of information at a new CDC Webpage: COVID-19 Vaccination for Children 5-11 Years Old

Pediatric Pfizer (orange cap, for ages 5-11) and the new Do-NOT-Dilute Pfizer (gray cap, for ages 12+) CANNOT be stored in a regular freezer. They can be stored only at ultracold temperatures (-90 to -60oC), or for up to 10 weeks at refrigerator temperatures (2 to 8oC). Once thawed, do not refreeze. See package insert for details.



Useful Links

Questions about enrolling as a COVID-19 vaccination provider: Vaccine.ProviderEnroll@dhsoha.state.or.us

General questions about COVID-19 vaccine unrelated to the provider enrollment process: OHA COVID-19 vaccine website.
Information on getting a vaccine:

  • Text ORCOVID to 898211
  • Email ORCOVID@211info.org
  • Call 211 or 1-866-698-6155 (open 6am-7pm daily). Wait times may be long due to high call volumes. There is an option to get a call back rather than wait on hold. (Languages spoken: English and Spanish. Free interpretation available for all other languages.)
  • TTY: Dial 711 or call 1-866-698-6155

COVID-19 ALERT IIS

Type of vaccine providersRequired ALERT IIS Trainings Recommended ALERT IIS Training
COVID-19 Only providers Standard User Training
Inventory Training<
Super User Training *
Written guide:COVID-specific Inventory Management Guide
Written guide:COVID-19 Vaccine Ordering Process in ALERT IIS
VFC Providers also receiving COVID-19 Standard User Training
Inventory Training
Super User Training*
Written guide:COVID-specific Inventory Management Guide
Tip Sheet: How to Transfer Vaccines
Tip Sheet: Interpreting the Inventory Options in Modify Quantity
Written guide: COVID-19 Vaccine Ordering Process in ALERT IIS
*Prerequisite: Standard User access or proof of completed Standard User training is required before taking Super User Training. The Super User role is used by organizations who are approved to receive state-supplied vaccine in addition to COVID-19 vaccine. The Super User role keeps vaccine shipping information current, can submit immunization reports through file transfer, and can create new ALERT IIS user access.

COVID-19 Vaccine Storage & Handling

Type of vaccine
(Take training
for all vaccines
being administered)
Required Trainings & Materials
(Two Clinical Staff at Each Location)
Recommended Trainings
& Materials


Original Pfizer
12 years and older (Purple cap)
CDC Module: Pfizer Training
Infosheet Dry Ice Safety
Infosheet: Returning the thermal shipping container
Review: Pfizer EUA Fact Sheet for Health Care Providers Administering Vaccine
Review: Pfizer EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers
Reference: COVID-19 Vaccine Management Guide English Spanish
CDC Module: COVID 19 Vaccine Best Practices
S&H Checklist: Checklist for Storage and Handling Preparation
S&H Summary Storage and Handling Summary
FAQ: Vaccine Transport & Redistribution English Spanish
Video: Troubleshooting issues with your Pfizer thermal shipper
Tipsheet: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Preparation
Tipsheet: Pfizer Vaccine Temperature Ranges
Chart: Comparing Pfizer, Modena and J&J Vaccines


Do-not-dilute Pfizer: 12 years and older (Gray Cap)
CDC Module: Pfizer Training
Infosheet Dry Ice Safety
Review: Gray Cap EUA Fact Sheet
Reference: COVID-19 Vaccine Management Guide English Spanish
CDC Module: COVID 19 Vaccine Best Practices
S&H Summary Storage and Handling Summary
Summary: Preparation and Administration Summary
Video: Troubleshooting issues with your Pfizer thermal shipper
Tipsheet:
Pfizer Vaccine Temperature Ranges
Chart: Comparing Pfizer, Modena and J&J Vaccines
Pediatric Pfizer
5 - 11 years (Orange Cap)
Review:Childhood Pfizer EAU Factsheet for Providers
Review:Childhood Pfizer EAU Factsheet for Recipients
Video:Administering an IM Injections to Children
Reference: COVID-19 Vaccine Management Guide English Spanish
CDC Standing Order:Standing Order for Administering Vaccine
S&H Summary: Storage and Handling Summary
S&H Labels: Storage and Handling Labels
Tipsheet: Beyond Use Date Guidance
Tipsheet: Preparation and Administration
Tipsheet: Make Shots Less Stressful for Children
Chart: Vaccine Dosage Chart
Moderna CDC ModuleModerna Training
Video: Moderna Storage and Handling
Review: Moderna EUA fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine
Review: Moderna EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers
CDC Module: *CDC Vaccine Administration
CDC Module: *CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling
Review: Moderna Storage and Handling Overview and Resources
Reference: COVID-19 Vaccine Management Guide English Spanish
CDC Module: COVID 19 Vaccine Best Practices
Quick Guide: Moderna Storage, Handling and Administration
FAQ: Vaccine Transport & Redistribution English Spanish
S&H Summary Storage and Handling Summary
Infosheet: Preparation Summary
Chart: Comparing Pfizer, Modena and J&J Vaccines
Johnson & Johnson CDC Module: Johnson & Johnson Training
Review: Johnson & Johnson EUA fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine
Review: Johnson & Johnson EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers
Review: J&J Storage and Handling Overview and Resources
CDC Module: *CDC Vaccine Administration
CDC Module: *CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling
Reference: COVID-19 Vaccine Management Guide English  Spanish
CDC Module: COVID 19 Vaccine Best Practices
FAQ: Vaccine Transport & Redistribution English Spanish
S&H Summary: Storage and Handling Summary
Chart: Comparing Pfizer, Modena and J&J Vaccines
* Dentists who have completed the OHSU vaccine training course and current VFC/VAP providers are not required to complete this training.

Want more information?

Check out these additional trainings and materials:

CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling
Vaccine Administration
VAERS Reporting

The Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) is the U.S. frontline vaccine safety monitoring system, and providers play an important role in identifying and reporting potential adverse events to VAERS.

Communicating with Patients about Vaccines

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