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COVID-19 Training for Vaccine Providers

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
Pfizer CDC Module: Pfizer Training
Video: Chapter 1: Storage and handling
Video: Chapter 2: Prep and administration
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
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
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
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
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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