Providing ongoing vaccines in your facility

Q: What do we need to consider if we want to become a vaccine provider?

A: Facilities with a medical director may enroll as vaccine providers.

Also consider whether you can properly store the vaccines:

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine storage and handling

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine storage and handling

Q: What is the process for enrolling as a vaccine provider?

A: Read the NH DHHS instructions for filling out the CDC provider agreement. Review other resources for vaccine providers on the NH DHHS COVID-19 vaccine page. Fill out the provider agreement and email it to C19Enrollment@dhhs.nh.gov.

If you don’t already have a pharmacy provider, contact Kelly Jones at DHHS Kelly.l.jones@dhhs.nh.gov before filling out the provider agreement form.

Q: What if we don’t have a medical director?

Help is available — contact Kelly Jones at DHHS Kelly.l.jones@dhhs.nh.gov for assistance with providing vaccines at your facility. Take this step first, before filling out the provider agreement form.

Q: What if we don’t want to enroll in this program, but just need to arrange for individual vaccines for a new resident or staff?

A: Call 211.

OR

Q: Can we arrange for a mobile vaccine clinic at our facility?

A: Yes. Email covidvaccine@dhhs.nh.gov and/or Kelly.l.jones@dhhs.nh.gov

Q: What are the reporting and education requirements for vaccines for residents and staff in our facility?

A: On the call for LTCFs on May 19, 2021, NH DHHS shared information about reporting in VINI (the NH reporting system) as well as linking to the CDC and CMS information on national reporting. The CMS guidance includes information about educating vaccine recipients. See the slides and recording from that call. Questions about the national reporting system can be sent to HAIProgram@dhhs.nh.gov and questions about VINI can be sent to nhiis.support@dhhs.nh.gov .

See also: Vaccines and vaccination, Vaccine hesitancy or refusal

This page updated 5/20/21

Information is changing rapidly as the COVID-19 outbreak evolves. Please take the links on these pages, especially the NH DHHS, which coordinates the COVID-19 response in our state, and other public health resources such as your local public health department, the CDC and WHO to find the latest guidance and recommendations.

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