COVID-19 vaccination information for medical providers outlines required trainings, enrollment process, and adequate storage use and handling for COVID-19 vaccination administration. Useful resources are provided by the Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for medical providers to reference during the COVID-19 vaccination process.
For general information or to register for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Webpage.
Enrollment Process for Medical Providers Who Plan to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines
Required Trainings for Medical Providers
Before enrolling as a COVID-19 Vaccine Provider, medical providers are responsible for adhering to all trainings and requirements outlined below. COVID-19 vaccines need to be administered by an RN, health care provider, (nurse practitioner, physician assistant or physician) MA, or LVN operating under protocols with an RN or health care provider onsite and immediately available.
Medical Volunteers - Disaster Service Workers
Fresno County is accepting Medical Volunteers. Please submit the Disaster Service Worker Registration Form for consideration.
COVID-19 Vaccine Adverse Reactions
COVID-19 vaccines may cause severe allergic reactions including anaphylaxis. Health care providers administering COVID-19 vaccine must be prepared to manage anaphylaxis, including observing all individuals vaccinated for at least 15 minutes after vaccination, and at least 30 minutes if individuals have a history of anaphylaxis. For information on managing COVID-19 vaccine-related anaphylaxis, visit the CDCs Vaccines & Immunizations Webpage.
Antipyretic or analgesic medications (e.g., acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can be taken for the treatment of post-vaccination local or systemic symptoms, if medically appropriate. However, routine prophylactic administration of these medications for the purpose of preventing post-vaccination symptoms is not currently recommended, because information on the impact of such use on mRNA COVID-19 vaccine-induced antibody responses is not available at this time. For more information, see management of post-vaccination symptoms (CDC).
After Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine
Enroll in CDC's V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker. V-safe is a free, smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide free, personalized health check-ins after you receive your vaccination. For a reminder to receive your second dose use VaxText. Text ENROLL to 1-833-VaxText (829-8398). You will then receive a text reminder for your second dose.
Adequate Storage and Usage of COVID-19 Vaccines