Provider enrollment for COVID-19 vaccine is open. If you plan to give COVID-19 vaccine, enroll through Washington State Department of Health (DOH) now.
Two vaccines are approved for use to prevent COVID-19 disease in the United States:
See interim clinical considerations for use of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized in the US from the CDC for administration, patient counseling, and other details.
Vaccine administration has started with these vaccines in Washington State. Vaccine supply is limited. We are following the DOH’s prioritization phases. Phase 1A includes two tiers.
- High-risk workers in healthcare settings.
- High-risk first responders.
Residents and staff in long-term care facilities.
- All other workers in healthcare settings
What can you do now?
Complete your provider enrollment. If you plan on administering COVID-19 vaccine at your facility, complete your vaccine enrollment soon.
Develop a plan to vaccinate your staff. Healthcare personnel—including first responders—who have direct patient contact (within 6 feet) and are unable to telework are eligible in Phase 1A.
Review the State Department of Health’s guidance on groups included in Phase 1B. Vaccination for 1B has not started yet but consider ways to notify your patients at the appropriate time.
Share accurate and reliable information with your patients. While it may be a while before everyone can receive the vaccine, everyone can access accurate information now.
Helpful Resources for Offices Administering Vaccine
- Pre-vaccination checklist for COVID-19 vaccines
- Moderna EUA fact sheet for recipients and caregivers
- Pfizer EUA fact sheet for recipients and caregivers
Additional Information for Providers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) COVID-19 Vaccine Training Module offers a general overview of immunization best practices for healthcare providers.
The DOH COVID-19 vaccine provider toolkit has many helpful resources.