Information on COVID-19 Vaccination
Developed by SFDPH:
COVID-19 vaccine administration tools that SF healthcare facilities and providers can adapt for their own use
- Janssen Vaccine: Sample protocol will be updated pending FDA/CDC guidance for resuming vaccination after the pause.
- Moderna Vaccine: Sample Protocol for Administration of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine (UPDATED 4/21/2021)
- Pfizer Vaccine: Sample Protocol for Administration of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (UPDATED 3/8/2021)
- Vaccine Administration FAQ: Discontinued. Please refer to CDC/ACIP Clinical Care Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccination page
- Eligibility Attestation (historical reference): Sample COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Attestation Form (Also Spanish / Chinese / Tagalog / Russian)
- SFDPH Health Advisories
COVID-19 Vaccination Links:
- SF.gov COVID-19 Vaccination Page for Public
- CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Clinical Resources page
- CDC Post-Vaccine Considerations for Healthcare Personnel and Post-Vaccine Considerations for Residents of Long-Term Care
- VAERS Information for Providers about Reporting Vaccine Adverse Events (COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines)
- CDC/ACIP Clinical Care Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccination
- ACOG Practice Advisory on COVID-19 Vaccination of Pregnant and Lactating Patients
- FDA EUA Documents: Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine / Moderna Vaccine / Janssen Vaccine
- Association of Bay Area Health Officers (ABAHO) Letter Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination Prior to Hospital Discharge (2/27/2021)
Shortcut to this page segment = www.sfcdcp.org/covidvax-administer
For general orientation and instructions see Health Advisory – Becoming a COVID-19 Vaccine Provider (12/24/2020).
- Please note that some aspects have changed — see updates below.
- Also, to stay up to date, see CDPH California COVID-19 Vaccination Program communications.
Only currently approved myCAvax providers can administer COVID-19 vaccine.
The state’s enrollment system for providers administering COVID-19 vaccine is called myCAvax. Only approved providers can be allocated vaccine. The state is now transitioning the vaccine allocation and distribution process to a third-party administrator (TPA), operated by Blue Shield. The TPA network will enroll health systems, community clinics and other providers that are currently administering vaccine, prioritizing providers that serve populations and neighborhoods most impacted by COVID-19.
- If you are not currently an approved provider in myCAvax, the state is not enrolling additional providers at this time and you will not be able to receive and administer COVID-19 vaccine. Please encourage your patients to visit https://sf.gov/get-vaccinated-against-covid-19 to schedule an appointment at a high-volume vaccination site.
- If you are currently approved in myCAvax but have not been allocated vaccine, please see the February 4th and February 24th Health Advisories describing San Francisco’s allocation strategy and prioritized populations https://www.sfcdcp.org/health-alerts-emergencies/health-alerts/ . While supply remains limited, we have only been able to allocate to a small subset of approved myCAvax providers serving vulnerable populations and neighborhoods highly impacted by COVID-19.
When vaccine becomes more plentiful and we are able to expand the number of COVID-19 vaccine providers, we will update this messaging.
Last updated 3/11/2021. Shortcut to this page segment: www.sfcdcp.org/covidvax-getready