Support for VAMS Third-Party Clinic Healthcare Professionals
- Clinic Types in VAMS
- Documenting Vaccinations at Standard & Mobile Clinics
- Documenting Vaccinations at Third-Party Clinics
- Email Notifications from VAMS
- VAMS Open Registration
- VAMS User Access Troubleshooting Tips
- VAMS Clinic Data Reports
- VAMS Clinic Appointment Reservation Tiers
- Inventory Management
- Accessing Vaccination Certificates in VAMS
- Multi-Factor Authentication in VAMS
- Guest Registration
Logging Vaccine Administration in VAMS
No, there are no electronic signatures in VAMS.
No, only users with the healthcare professional role can enter vaccination administration data.
Yes, any individual with the healthcare professional role in VAMS can access a recipient’s record and log a vaccination event at their clinic. However, the healthcare professional who logs the vaccination will be the healthcare professional of record in all data reporting. A healthcare professional cannot assign a vaccination they log to another healthcare professional.
Only healthcare professionals with access to the Recipient Record can view notes in a patient’s record. This includes other healthcare professionals at your clinic with whom the recipient has a follow-up appointment and healthcare professionals at any other clinic where the recipient has an appointment.
VAMS sends vaccination event data back to each jurisdiction’s immunization information systems (IIS) for aggregation. There is no direct connection between VAMS and clinic EHRs. Clinic administrators should coordinate with their jurisdiction IIS for retrieving or capturing these data in a clinic EHR system.
- Search your email inbox for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Follow the registration link in this email to register your clinic staff account (this step creates your account).
- If the email isn’t in your inbox, check your junk or spam mail folders.
- See the Activate Your VAMS Account section in your user manual for step-by-step help.
CDC is currently exploring how to use VAMS for later phases of the COVID-19 response.
VAMS allows for healthcare professionals to backdate vaccinations, allowing vaccination to continue even if VAMS is unavailable. Healthcare professionals will need to document the following information from recipients during vaccination to enter in VAMS once the system is available again.
Information requested during vaccination:
- Vaccine information, including UoU (vial) barcode, manufacturer, product, and UoU (vial) lot number.
- Administration site (e.g., left deltoid).
- Vaccination outcome: successful or unsuccessful. If unsuccessful, was it possible to re-attempt vaccination?
- Log wastage if it occurred.