How to Enroll as a COVID-19 Vaccination Provider

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As a healthcare provider, you play a critical role in helping to end the pandemic. Learn how you can be a part of vaccination efforts in the United States.

Interested in becoming a COVID-19 vaccinator?

At this time, all COVID-19 vaccine in the United States has been purchased by the U.S. government for administration exclusively by providers enrolled in the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Only healthcare professionals enrolled as vaccination providers directly through a health practice or organization can legally store, handle, and administer COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.* Each section below will give you a better understanding of the program requirements for healthcare providers.

*At this time, all COVID-19 vaccine in the United States has been purchased by the U.S. government (USG) for administration exclusively by providers enrolled in the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program and remains U.S. government property until administered to the recipient. Only healthcare professionals enrolled through a health practice or organization as vaccination providers in the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program (and authorized entities engaged in shipment for the Program) are authorized to lawfully possess, distribute, deliver, administer, receive shipments of, or use USG-purchased COVID-19 vaccine. Other possession, distribution, delivery, administration, shipment receipt, or use of COVID-19 vaccine outside the parameters of the Program constitutes, at a minimum, theft under 18 U.S.C. § 641, and violation of other federal civil and criminal laws. Violators are subject to prosecution to the full extent of the law.

Ready to Enroll?

States and jurisdictions have established plans for providing COVID-19 vaccine safely and effectively to their communities. They are encouraged to further expand the categories of persons authorized to administer COVID-19 vaccines in their states or territories, as authorized under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act. If you are interested in becoming a COVID-19 vaccination provider and are part of a health system, reach out to your health system point of contact about whether your health system is already enrolled or would be interested in enrolling. If you are an independent healthcare provider and are interested, contact your state or local immunization program.

How Else Can I Help?

If you are unable to enroll as a COVID-19 vaccination provider, you still have a critical role in helping to stop the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare professionals are the most trusted source of vaccine information in their communities. Talk to your patients about the importance of COVID-19 vaccination. Answer their questions and concerns. CDC has resources to help with these conversations.

Page last reviewed: August 22, 2021