See guidance below for providers about COVID-19, including how you can get vaccinated.
Find a Vaccination Site and Vaccine Eligibility
Health care workers, other essential workers and several other groups of people are currently eligible to receive a vaccine.
Register to Provide Vaccinations
NYC providers who want to participate in the city's COVID-19 vaccine program will need to enroll with the Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR). They must use the CIR to electronically sign a provider agreement, place their order and report all doses administered.
Once your Provider Agreement is approved by the NYC Health Department (and if you have appropriate vaccine storage), you will receive instructions on how to order vaccine doses through the CIR.
You will be notified when supply increases and doses have been allocated to you. Vaccine will be shipped directly to your facility from the manufacturer or the CDC’s distribution center.
Due to the limited supply of vaccine, the specific vaccine available will be determined by manufacturer supply, vaccination site and vaccine allocation.
You must offer the COVID-19 vaccine to all eligible people, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.
You may not bill for the cost of the vaccine, but you are permitted to bill the recipient’s health insurance plan for an administration fee. If a recipient does not have health insurance, or if their insurance does not cover the administration fee, you can request reimbursement for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine through the Federal Provider Relief Fund.
Vaccine Administration and Storage
You are required to communicate information consistent with these fact sheets to patients (and provide a copy or direct the patient to the fact sheet at the manufacturer's website) before they receive the respective vaccines.
You should observe the following groups of people for 30 minutes after vaccinating:
Observe all other people for 15 minutes after injection.
You must report each vaccine administration to both of the systems listed below. Patient consent is not required.
For information on reporting an adverse event in VAERS, see the Adverse Events Reporting section.
Vaccine Communication and Encouragement
Your recommendation is one of the strongest predictors that a patient will get vaccinated. Consider using these resources to help build vaccine confidence among staff and patients.
Direct your patients to the COVID-19: Vaccine Eligibility page so they can stay up to date on who is eligible for the vaccine. Begin talking with them now about the benefits and risks of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Long-Term Care Facilities
Mental Hygiene Providers
Physical Space and Workflow
An effective COVID-19 vaccination program may require changes to your scheduling, waiting room and patient flow.
Clinical Considerations and Safety
Adverse Events Reporting
Certain adverse events must be reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
Best Practices and Quality Improvement
Resources including best practices to maximize efficacy and efficiency of your program.
Vaccine Authorization Process
The below resources outline the process for COVID-19 vaccine development, from research to clinical trials to Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).
Data on Vaccine Distribution
We encourage you to collect and report COVID-19 vaccine recipients’ race and ethnicity data to help us monitor inequities and address barriers to vaccine access and distribution. For details, see the Reporting header in the Storage and Administration section.
The following resources show data on vaccine allocation, distribution and administration.
Trainings and Webinars
Past webinar videos and slides are provided here for reference. They may not contain the most up-to-date information.