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COVID-19 Vaccination

Below are resources to help EMS practitioners obtain knowledge and information on COVID-19 vaccines and administration of the vaccine to the public. If you have questions or would like additional resources, contact us at

COVID-19 Vaccination Resources




COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Winning Strategies Washington (WSW) special report

AIMHI Flash Poll Results of flash poll on COVID Vaccines for the EMS Workforce

CDC COVID-19 Vaccination U.S. Data Tracker

Overall US COVID-19 Daily Vaccination Data 
Video  National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccines

In support of the Biden-Harris administration’s National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) organized a virtual National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine that brought together practitioners from national, state, tribal, local, and territorial levels who are engaged in vaccinating communities across the nation.  The recordings of the all the sessions of the National Forum are available and accessible.


EMS Physician Town Hall: COVID Vaccines – Your Questions Answered

EMS physician leaders answer questions and concerns regarding the COVID vaccines.


Emergency Medical Services Personnel as Vaccinators: Status by State

NASEMSO report of the status by state. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Toolkit for Essential Workers: Getting Started

CDC toolkit to help employers educate their essential workers about COVID-19 vaccines. 
Resource FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC)

VRBPAC meeting brief on the effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine in individuals 16 years of age and older,


CDC webpage providing detailed information on COVID-19 vaccine.

Resource  Moderna and Pfizer Vaccine Comparison
A simple side-by-side comparison of the Pfizer and Moderna SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

Healthcare Professionals: Preparing for COVID-19 Vaccination 

Vaccine information for healthcare providers, including toolkit, training, and reference materials.


COVID-19 Testing for First Responders 

Brief overview of COVID-19 testing to inform decision-making for first responders including emergency medical service (EMS), Fire & Rescue, Law Enforcement and 911 telecommunicators.

Plans - State  Guidance for Emergency Medical Services Personnel to Receive COVID-19 Vaccinatio

A guidance by the State of NY on how EMS can receive the COVID-19 vaccine and how EMS organizations must prioritize which staff receives the vaccine first.

Plans - State

COVID-19 Vaccination Program Operational Guidance 

Interim Jurisdiction COVID-19 Vaccination Playbook Draft Executive Summaries per State.
Plans - State
EMS Role and Guidance in Community Vaccinations

Description: Guidance on the use of emergency medical services personnel in public health immunization clinics in Indiana.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

A medical review of the COVID-19 vaccines by the Florida State EMS Medical Director Dr. Kenneth A Scheppke.

Potential EMS Roles in Vaccines and Monoclonal Antibody Infusion

Presentation by NAEMT President Matt Zavadsky on the utilization of EMS practitioners to administer the COVID-19 vaccine and monoclonal antibody infusion and how to get reimbursed.

Testing and Skills Assessment Training: Intramuscular Injection Skill Checklist

A clinical skills assessment checklist for EMTs preparing to administer IM injections.

Training  New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Training 

Website developed by NYS on required training to become a vaccinator and support the State's COVID-19 vaccination program for eligible trainees. 

Training  Training video on COVID-19 intramuscular vaccine administration

The video created by the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) can be used to provide EMTs with didactic knowledge to administer IM injections. With the exception of the MIEMSS link referenced in the video, it can be used by EMTs in any state or territory. It should be accompanied by a skills assessment.

Training  SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Training for EMTs

A written description of the skills required of EMTs to administer the vaccine.