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Becoming a COVID-19 Vaccination Provider

Dear Colleagues,

The COVID-19 vaccine distribution has transitioned from a federal procurement and distribution model to a public/private model. This means that the 2023-2024 vaccines must be obtained through traditional procurement channels. They should be provided to all patients at no cost.

  • For insured patients, vaccine will be available by private insurers, Medi-Cal, Medicare Part B, and Medicare Part D.
  • For uninsured adults and adults whose insurance does not cover all COVID-19 vaccine costs, vaccine will be available through the Bridge Access Program (BAP) at locations including the LAC Department of Public Health points of distribution sites (PODs), clinics, and mobile vaccine outreach events; participating Federally Qualified Health Centers; and pharmacies including CVS, Walgreens and select independents. Vaccines.gov will reflect providers participating in the BAP to the public.
  • For uninsured/underinsured children and those on Medi-Cal, vaccines will be available through the California Vaccines for Children Program (VFC).

For Providers on the commercial market, the vaccine can be ordered directly through the manufacturer or through a distributor:

  • Moderna: Providers can order through McKesson, Cardinal, and AmeriSource Bergen distributors or directly with Moderna at modernadirect.com/ or 1-866-MODERNA / 1-866-663-3762.
  • Pfizer: Providers may work with wholesalers or directly with Pfizer for minimum quantities at https://primecontracts.pfizer.com and 1-800-666-7248.
  • Novavax: Providers can order through McKesson, Cardinal, and AmeriSource Bergen distributors. For more information on product purchasing, email Novavax CA regional Business Director, Nidal Naser at nnaser@novavax.com

For Bridge Access Program questions, contact: COVIDVaccineReq@ph.lacounty.gov. For additional information, please refer to CDPH documents regarding commercialization and the Bridge Access Program.

Download this fact sheet and guidance on the New Formulation of COVID-19 Vaccines.

For regular updates, please sign up for one of the following sessions:

  • LAC DPH Office Hours for vaccines, including COVID-19 and Mpox vaccines. Every other Wednesday 9:00am-10:00am. Join via Microsoft Teams or call +1 323-776-6996, 350 547 595#, phone conference ID: 350 547 595#. To request meeting schedule and slides, please email covidvaccinereq@ph.lacounty.gov
  • CDPH COVID-19 Vaccination Program Consolidated webinar (COVID-19 vaccine, COVID-19 therapeutics, Mpox)– Updates and Q&A Fridays 9:00am-10:30am One-time registration | Slides & recordings


COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Outreach Team
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Contact us about Vaccines

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

CDC/CISAvax (Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment Project) - Consults about COVID-19 vaccine safety. Healthcare providers can request a consultation from CISA COVIDvax for a complex COVID-19 vaccine safety question that is (1) about an individual patient residing in the United States or vaccine safety issue and (2) not readily addressed by CDC or Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) guidelines. CISA has vaccine safety subject matter experts in multiple specialties (e.g. ID, allergy/immunology, neurology, OB/GYN, pediatrics, geriatrics)

  • Contact CDC_INFO: 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) or online
  • In case of an emergent clinical COVID-19 vaccine safety inquiry, healthcare providers can call the CDC Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Watch Desk at (770)-488-7100. The EOC Watch Desk will route emergency inquiries to the CISA COVIDvax on-call staff.

Assess COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Data Dashboard enables evaluation of COVID-19 vaccination uptake by number of doses, school district, gender, age, race/ethnicity, and community.

Please visit the dashboard to assess COVID-19 vaccination rates in your area.

Public Health has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translation. However, no computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace traditional translation methods. If questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.

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