El Paso County Vaccine Distribution Update
Learn more about vaccine eligibility and distribution.
The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented and distributing a COVID-19 vaccine will require a large-scale effort by state, local and private sector partners. CDPHE enrolls providers, distributes vaccines and tracks administered vaccine doses every day through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program, using the robust Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS).
CDPHE's commitment is to provide the clearest information possible and distribute COVID-19 vaccine(s) in the most efficient and equitable manner possible. CDPHE will work closely with El Paso County Public Health and other local public health agencies, vaccine providers, healthcare systems, pharmacies and other partners throughout the enrollment and distribution process and beyond to assist with any identified training or technical assistance needs.
In collaboration with local public health agencies, CDPHE is inviting interested providers to enroll in the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program based on the critical populations they serve and where they fit within Colorado’s Phased Implementation Plan. Please note that some national pharmacy chains and federal entities will enroll directly with CDC.
Requirements to enroll as a vaccine provider:
Provider enrollment and onboarding for COVID-19 Vaccination Program will occur online through the Colorado Public Health Reporting Portal (CoPHR). To express interest in becoming a vaccine provider, please email [email protected].
For questions about registration, enrollment, or onboarding, providers may email [email protected].
There will be three main systems to support vaccine reporting and monitoring:
CDC’s Vaccine Tracking System (VTrckS)
The Public Health Foundation, working with CDC, has compiled a list of available training from CDC for healthcare professionals. It will be updated as additional training related to COVID-19 becomes available. Many of the training programs listed here can also be found below.
Find information for COVID-19 vaccination administration, storage and handling, reporting, and patient education for each specific vaccine.
CDPHE is currently enrolling providers in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Once invited to enroll, you will complete the enrollment form and once approved, your entity will become eligible to order COVID-19 vaccine. Enrollment in the COVID-19 Vaccine Program does not guarantee immediate receipt of COVID-19 vaccine. Enrollment will continue on an ongoing basis.
To ensure a fair process for vaccinating all eligible persons, we ask that providers consider every Coloradan who is currently eligible to get vaccinated fairly for the vaccine, without regard to their affiliation or history with the hospital/clinic, medical coverage status, or ability to pay.
A staff member from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will contact you if there is information missing from your application.
Please email the CIIS Help Desk at [email protected].
Yes, redistribution of COVID-19 vaccine to satellite clinics is permissible. All satellite clinics would need to complete the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Agreement, and the hospital would also have to complete a CDC Supplemental COVID-19 Vaccine Redistribution Agreement.
No, if your facility is enrolled in the CDC LTCF pharmacy partnership program and will receive onsite vaccination services from either CVS or Walgreens, you do not need to complete the CDC COVID-19 Provider Agreement.
No, you do not have to purchase an ultra-cold freezer to qualify for Colorado’s COVID-19 vaccination program.
On December 3, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an amendment to its declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act to increase liability protections for medical countermeasures against COVID-19 during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
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The original PREP Act declaration was issued by the Secretary of HHS on March 17, 2020 for the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of the declaration is to declare that a public health emergency exists, describe the activities under the declaration that are covered by the liability protection afforded by the Act, and describe the covered persons to whom that immunity applies.
The HHS PREP Act declaration provides liability protections for the manufacture, testing, development, distribution, administration, and use of covered countermeasures by covered persons.
Covered persons include manufacturers, distributors, program planners, qualified persons and their official agents. Qualified persons include persons authorized in accordance with the public health response to the pandemic to prescribe, administer, deliver, distribute, or dispense the covered countermeasures, as well as persons authorized to prescribe, administer, or dispense a covered countermeasure pursuant to an Emergency Use Authorization.
Covered countermeasures include:
The amendment addresses all of the following protections and issues:
Pharmacists, pharmacists’ interns, and pharmacy technicians are permitted to administer COVID-19 vaccines, and must meet the training requirements in the declaration to do so. Health care personnel may also use telehealth to order and administer covered countermeasures in a state other than a state where the health care personnel is licensed.