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Requirements for Joining the Expanded COVID-19 Vaccine Workforce

To join the expanded vaccine workforce, you must have completed required training unless separately authorized by your state, local, tribal, or territorial healthcare agency.  The training requirements include:

  • Documentation of completion of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Vaccine Training and other training required by the SLTTs where the vaccine is being administered
  • Documentation of an observation period by a currently practicing health care professional experienced in administering intramuscular injections
  • Current certificate in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Students must also be supervised by a currently practicing healthcare professional experienced in administering intramuscular injections
  • Pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students must also complete of a practical training program that is approved by the ACPE as well as a minimum of two hours of ACPE-approved immunization-related continuing pharmacy education during each state licensing period

To learn more, see COVID-19 Vaccination Training Programs and Reference Materials for Healthcare Professionals.



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  • This page last reviewed: March 12, 2021