CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Requirements and Support

At this time, all COVID-19 vaccine in the United States has been purchased by the United States Government for administration exclusively by enrolled providers through the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Vaccine remains U.S. government property until administered to the vaccination recipient.  Learn how to enroll as a COVID-19 vaccination provider.

COVID-19 vaccination providers participating in the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program are required to sign a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Agreement. Providers are responsible for adhering to all requirements outlined in the agreement, including updated recommendations, requirements, and other guidance provided in the footnoted weblinks incorporated in the agreement. This webpage serves as repository for any updates to the provider agreement including recommendations, requirements, and other guidance. Vaccination providers and organizations must check this site regularly and can sign up below to receive emails any time this page is updated. In addition, this webpage provides other useful information for vaccination providers participating in the program.

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Data and Reporting

All COVID-19 vaccination providers must report COVID-19 vaccine inventory daily into Vaccines.gov. In some jurisdictions, providers may report vaccine inventory to the jurisdiction’s IIS for the jurisdiction to upload into Vaccines.gov. If you have questions about the process for your jurisdiction, please contact your jurisdiction’s immunization program.

Vaccine Administration Documentation

COVID-19 vaccination providers must document vaccine administration in their medical record systems within 24 hours of administration, and use their best efforts to report administration data to the relevant system for the jurisdiction (i.e., IIS) as soon as practicable and no later than 72 hours after administration.

COVID-19 Vaccine is Provided at 100% No Cost to Recipients

All organizations and providers participating in the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program:

  • must administer COVID-19 Vaccine at no out-of-pocket cost to the recipient
  • may not deny anyone vaccination based on the vaccine recipient’s coverage status or network status
  • may not charge an office visit or other fee if COVID-19 vaccination is the sole medical service provided
  • may not require additional medical services to receive COVID-19 vaccination
  • may seek appropriate reimbursement from a program or plan that covers COVID-19 Vaccine administration fees for the vaccine recipient, such as:
    • vaccine recipient’s private insurance company
    • Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement
    • HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program for non-insured vaccine recipients
  • may not seek any reimbursement, including through balance billing, from the vaccine recipient

Individuals aware of any potential violations of these requirements are encouraged to report them to the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, by calling 1-800-HHS-TIPS or the website TIPS.HHS.GOV.

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Page last reviewed: April 30, 2021