How to Enroll as a Healthcare Provider

E-Learning icons

As a healthcare professional, 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 enrolled providers through the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Only healthcare professionals enrolled directly through a health practice or organization as a vaccination provider 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.

Ready to Enroll?

States and jurisdictions have established plans for providing COVID-19 vaccine safely and effectively to their communities and are encouraged to further expand the categories of persons authorized to administer COVID-19 vaccines in their states or territories, as authorized under the PREP Act. If you or your organization is interested in becoming a COVID-19 vaccination provider and believe you can comply with the legal requirements of the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Provider Agreement, you can check you eligibility and register todayexternal icon. If you would like more information about the needs in your jurisdiction, 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.

*At this time, all COVID-19 vaccine in the United States has been purchased by the U.S. government for administration exclusively by enrolled providers through 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.

Page last reviewed: February 25, 2021