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COVID-19 Training for Vaccine Providers

New bivalent COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized as a single booster doses for COVID-19 vaccine recipients ages 12 and older.  

  • FDA has revoked booster dose authorization using the original, monovalent vaccines for those age groups.
  • The original, monovalent vaccines are still the appropriate vaccines for primary series doses (including any additional doses for moderately or severely immunocompromised individuals). 
  • The new bivalent boosters (Pfizer for ages 12+ and Moderna for ages 18+) are now the only boosters that are authorized for administration to anyone age 12 or older.
  • All scheduled booster dose appointments should be rescheduled until you have bivalent booster in stock.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine schedules for children under 12 are not affected.
  • Bivalent boosters should follow the primary series (or last booster) by 2 months. 
  • Pfizer bivalent boosters are appropriate for recipients of any primary series product ages 12 and older.  Moderna boosters are appropriate for recipients of any primary series product ages 18 and older. 





Useful Links

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

COVID-19 information, enrollment information, and sample forms for providers: OHA COVID-19 Information for Providers webpage. 

COVID-19 ALERT IIS

Type of vaccine providers Required 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
All Vaccines

CDC Video: Intramuscular (IM) injections video
Reference: COVID-19 Vaccine Management Guide English Spanish
Review: Up to Date Including Boosters
CDC ModuleCOVID 19 Vaccine Best Practices
CDC Module: *CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling
Chart: Schedule for people without moderate/severe immunocompromise
Chart: Schedule for people with moderate/severe immunocompromise
CDC Resource: Library of tipsheets on IM injections for all age groups
Novavax 
Primary Series
12 years and older

Review: Novavax EUA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine
Review: Novavax EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers: English    Other Languages

All Pfizer
CDC ModulePfizer Training
Infographic: Pfizer products
Infosheet: Dry Ice Safety
S&H Checklist: Checklist for Storage and Handling Preparation
VideosTroubleshooting issues with your Pfizer thermal shipper
Chart: Vaccine Dosage Chart
CDC: Pfizer Webpage
Monovalent Pfizer Vaccines


Do-not-dilute Pfizer
Primary Series
12 years and older (Gray Cap/Comirnaty Primary Series)
ReviewGray Cap EUA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers
Review: EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers 
English Spanish
Chinese Korean
Tagalog Ukrainian
Vietnamese

S&H Summary: Storage and Handling Summary
S&H Labels: Storage and Handling Labels
BUD Labels:Beyond Use Date Labels 
SummaryPreparation and Administration Summary


Pediatric Pfizer
monovalent primary series
5 - 11 years
(Orange Cap monovalent primary series)


ReviewOrange Cap EAU Factsheet for Healthcare Providers
Review: EAU Factsheet for Recipients and Caregivers 
English Spanish
Chinese Korean
Tagalog Ukrainian
Vietnamese
Video: Administering an IM Injections to Children
CDC Standing Order: Standing Order for Administering Vaccine
S&H Summary: Storage and Handling Summary
S&H Labels: Storage and Handling Labels
BUD Labels
:  Beyond Use Date Labels
Summary: Preparation and Administration Summary
Tipsheet: Make Shots Less Stressful for Children
 
Baby Pfizer
Primary Series
6 months - 4 years 
(Maroon Cap)

ReviewMaroon Cap EUA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers
Review: EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers 

Video: Administering an IM Injections to Children

S&H Summary: Storage and Handling Summary
S&H Labels: Storage and Handling Labels
BUD Labels: Beyond Use Date Labels
Summary: Preparation and Administration Summary
Tipsheet: Make Shots Less Stressful for Children
Technique VideoComfort and restraining techniques for injections of younger children

Bivalent Pfizer Vaccines
PfiGrayCapBiBooster.png
PfiBiBoosterLabel.png
Do-Not-Dilute Bivalent Booster Only
Original and Omicron BA.4/BA.5
12 years and older
(Gray Cap Bivalent Booster)
Review:Bivalent Booster Gray Cap EUA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers
Review: EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers
English Spanish
Chinese Korean
Tagalog Ukrainian
Vietnamese

Pediatric Bivalent Booster
for ages 5 - 11
(Orange Cap Bivalent Booster)

Video: Administering an IM Injections to Children
ReviewOrange Cap EAU Factsheet for Healthcare Providers
Review: EAU Factsheet for Recipients and Caregivers
English Spanish
Arabic Chinese – traditional
Chinese – simplified Chuukese
Hmong Korean
Marshallese Portuguese
Russian Somali
Tagalog Ukrainian
Vietnamese
CDC Standing Order: Standing Order for Administering Vaccine
S&H Summary: Storage and Handling Summary
S&H Labels: Storage and Handling Labels
BUD Labels
:  Beyond Use Date Labels
Summary: Preparation and Administration Summary
Tipsheet: Make Shots Less Stressful for Children
All Moderna

Infographic: Moderna products

CDC ModuleModerna Training
CDC: Moderna Webpage

Monovalent Moderna Vaccines

Moderna
Monovalent Primary Series
12 years and older
(Red cap, blue border)
VideoModerna Storage and Handling
ReviewEUA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers
Review: EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers:
English Spanish
Arabic Chinese – traditional
Chinese – simplified Chuukese
Hmong Korean
Marshallese Portuguese
Russian Somali
Tagalog Ukrainian
Vietnamese
S&H Summary: Storage and Handling Summary

S&H Labels: Storage and Handling Labels
BUD Labels: Beyond Use Date Labels
Summary: Preparation and Administration Summary


Moderna
Monvalent Primary Series
6-11 years
Despite labeling, NO BOOSTERS ALLOWED
from this presentation
for any age group
(Blue cap, purple border)
VideoModerna Storage and Handling
ReviewEUA fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers 6-11 year olds
Review: EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers 6-11 year olds
English Spanish
Arabic Chinese – traditional
Chinese – simplified Chuukese
Hmong Korean
Marshallese Portuguese
Russian Somali
Tagalog Ukrainian
Vietnamese

S&H Summary: Storage and Handling Summary
BUD Labels: Beyond Use Date Labels
Summary: Preparation and Administration Summary
CDC Standing Order
Tipsheet: Make Shots Less Stressful for Children



Moderna
Primary Series
6 months - 5 years
(Blue cap, pink border)

VideoModerna Storage and Handling
ReviewEUA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers
ReviewEUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers

S&H Summary: Storage and Handling Summary
S&H Labels: Storage and Handling Labels
BUD Labels: Beyond Use Date Labels
Summary: Preparation and Administration Summary
Tipsheet: Make Shots Less Stressful for Children
Technique VideoComfort and restraining techniques for injections of younger children

Bivalent Moderna Vaccines
ModBlueCapGrayBorderBiBooster.png
Moderna
Bivalent Booster Original Omicron BA.4/BA.5
half dose ages 6 -11; full dose age 12 and older
(Blue cap, gray border)
VideoModerna Storage and Handling
ReviewEUA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers
Review: EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers:
English Spanish
Arabic Chinese – traditional
Chinese – simplified Chuukese
Hmong Korean
Marshallese Portuguese
Russian Somali
Tagalog Ukrainian
Vietnamese
S&H Summary: Storage and Handling Summary
S&H Labels: Storage and Handling Labels
BUD Labels: Beyond Use Date Labels
Summary: Preparation and Administration Summary 
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
CDC Module: COVID 19 Vaccine Best Practices
S&H Summary: Storage and Handling Summary

* Dentists who have completed the OHSU vaccine training course and current VFC/VAP providers are not required to complete this training.
Novavax EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers Translations
English Arabic
Chuukese / foosun Chuuk
Chinese - Simplified
Chinese - Traditional
Hmong /Lus Hmoob
Korean Marshallese / Kajin Majol Russian
Somali / Af Soomaali Spanish / Español Vietnamese / Tiễng Việt

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.

VAERS Fact Sheet
English Arabic
Chuukese / foosun Chuuk
Hmong /Lus Hmoob Korean Russian
Somali / Af Soomaali Spanish / Español Vietnamese / Tiễng Việt

Communicating with Patients about Vaccines