See below for additional COVID-19 guidance for providers, including how you can get vaccinated.
Speak to Patients and Build Vaccine Confidence
Vaccine Program Communications
Become a Vaccine Provider
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.
Note: If you already belong to a Federal Retail Pharmacy Program network, you still need to enroll in CIR but do not need to separately enroll in the NYC COVID-19 program.
Small practices can contact NYC REACH COVID-19 Vaccine Support for assistance with ordering COVID-19 vaccines, using patient outreach tools and finding vaccination sites for patients. For more information, contact NYC REACH.
You must offer the COVID-19 vaccine to all eligible people (as per State guidance), 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 health insurance does not cover the administration fee, you can request reimbursement for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine through the HRSA Uninsured Program or the HRSA COVID-19 Coverage Assistance Fund.
Support Access to Vaccines
COVID-19 vaccines are available to anyone age 5 years or older at no cost. If you do not offer COVID-19 vaccines, refer patients by:
If you offer COVID-19 vaccines, learn how to make your vaccination site more accessible:
Vaccine Administration and Reporting
Note: Translations are available for many of the documents for patients at the respective websites.
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.
Sample standing orders now reference thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome as it relates to the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine.
Observe patients for 15 minutes after vaccination, or for 30 minutes if they have a:
For information on reporting an adverse event in VAERS, see the Adverse Events Reporting section.
Vaccine Storage and Handling
Clinical Considerations and Safety
Adverse Events Reporting
Certain adverse events must be reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
Use Every Opportunity to Offer Vaccine
Trainings and Previous Webinars
Past webinar videos and slides are provided here for reference. They may not contain the most up-to-date information.