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New and Noteworthy - COVID-19 Vaccination

Information about the COVID-19 vaccination program is changing frequently. Please check this site often and be sure to refresh your browser to view updates.

  • Persons age 65 and older are now eligible for vaccine in LA County. See LAHAN
  • LAC DPH is looking for licensed clinical professionals (LCPs) to help with our mass vaccination efforts at five large vaccine point of dispensing (POD) sites daily from January 19 to February 14, 2021. For more information, visit Volunteer to Vaccinate.
  • The New CalVax provider system is open. All COVID vaccine providers should have received an email on 1-13-21 with access instructions. More information.
  • The Vaccine Prioritization & Allocation webpage shows the current phases and tiers including estimated timelines for each phase.

Upcoming webinars

  • CDC/IDSA COVID-19 Clinician Calls Weekly Series - Saturdays at noon PST. Register for Webinars
  • Pfizer Training Sessions Series - Webinars are twice daily every weekday at 7am and 2pm PST through January 15. WebEx links and codes

View recorded webinars

Becoming a COVID-19 Vaccination Provider

CDPH is overseeing the registration for the COVID-19 vaccination program in California. Due to limited supplies of vaccine currently, registration for the COVID-19 vaccine program in California is limited at this time to healthcare providers and other entities serving populations in the initial priority groups, see CDPH Notice to Local Health Officers: Allocation and Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine. In order for healthcare provider facilities to participate (receive and/or administer vaccine) they must:

  • Enroll in CalVax and
  • Be enrolled in the California Immunization Information System or IIS (CAIR).

Providers or organizations interested in receiving and administering the COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to enroll or update their information in CAIR now. Visit http://cairweb.org/enroll-now for information about how to enroll. Providers or organizations that are already enrolled in CAIR will be asked to provide their organizational IIS ID during the registration process. For any questions about enrollment contact the local CAIR Representative or the CAIR Help Desk.

Visit CDPH California COVID-19 Vaccination Program for more information on vaccine distribution, availability, enrollment and training requirements, and planning questions and answers.

National and State Planning Resources

CDC: COVID-19 Vaccination Training Programs and Reference Materials for Healthcare Professionals. Includes general and COVID-19 specific vaccination educational materials. PDF

CDPH: COVID-19 Vaccination Program: Main Website Vaccination Planning: Webpage  Q&A

Information for Patients

DPH Resources

  • Vaccine information for the publicwebpage: includes FAQs, vaccine myths, and vaccine scams. Patients can also sign up to receive email newsletters with vaccine updates. Materials are available in multiple languages.
  • Vaccine Distribution in Los Angeles County webpage– explains how decisions about vaccination are made and lists the phases and tiers of vaccine distribution EnglishSpanish

CDC Resources - Answering patients’ questions about COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Engaging in Effective COVID-19 Vaccine Conversations webpage
    • Techniques for effective conversations webpage
    • Tips and sample scripts of how to answer likely questions webpage
    • Common Questions People May Ask Healthcare Professionals 2 page handout
    • Patient FAQs

FDA Resources

  • Vaccine EUA fact sheets for recipients and caregivers PfizerModerna

Recorded Webinars

  • COVID-19 Winter Surge & Vaccine Rollout - Is Hope on the Horizon?: 1-19-21 Virtual Grand Rounds host by the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) and the California Medical Association (CMA). covidroundsca.org.
  • COVID Conversations 1-13-21 Focuses on logistics of distribution and administration of the vaccine in California, as well as prioritization and allocation strategies. Hosted by the California Immunization Coalition in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics-California Recording
  • CDC COCA Call: COVID-19 Vaccines: Update on Allergic Reactions, Contraindications, and Precautions 12-30-20 Slides Recording
  • LAC DPH: COVID Vaccination rollout for FQHC's and Community Clinics 12-29-20 Recording (requires password: AhRkAu8c)
  • CDC COCA Call: What Clinicians Need to Know About the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines 12-18-20  Slides Recording
  • ASCO/IDSA Webinar: The COVID-19 Vaccine & Patients with Cancer  12-17-20 Recording
  • CDC COCA Call: What Every Clinician Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccine Safety - 12-14-20 Slides, Recording.
  • LAC DPH COVID-19 Vaccine Preparation Checklist for Acute Care Hospitals 12-9-20.  Recording (requires password: TpbsZ6uM)
  • IAC webinar with CDC Speakers COVID-19 Vaccination Implementation and the “Vaccinate with Confidence Strategy” 12-3-20 Recording & Slides
View upcoming webinars

Contact DPH

Vaccine Administration Provider Line -Questions about vaccine distribution, storage and handling, and guidance on registering to receive the vaccine through the CDPH enrollment website.

Vaccine Clinical Provider Line –Clinical questions about COVID-19 vaccines including but not limited to contraindications, precautions, side effects, post vaccination assessment

  • Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, call 213-240-7941. For time-sensitive questions after hours, call 213-974-1234 and ask for the on-call clinician

Medical professionals interested in supporting the COVID-19 response:

COVID-19 Vaccine Summary

Vaccine trial data and information from FDA are below:



  • Jackson et al. An mRNA Vaccine against SARS-CoV-2-Preliminary report. NEJM 2020;20:1920-1931.
  • Moderna Announces Primary Efficacy Analysis in Phase 3 COVE Study for Its COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Press Release 11-30-20
  • Moderna vaccine: CDC webpage  FDA webpage(includes fact sheets for Healthcare Providers and  Recipients and Caregivers in multiple languages)

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