COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Nevada State Immunization Program (NSIP) is working with Nevada’s local
health departments, hospitals, and clinics
to distribute COVID-19 vaccines once available. NSIP
is currently identifying facilities that have the capacity
to properly stock, administer, and maintain COVID-19 vaccine and meet additional federal and
At this time, COVID-19
vaccines will become accessible in phases as allocation increases.
1: Potentially limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses available.
Focus initial efforts on reaching healthcare personnel, people at increased
risk for severe illness from COVID-19, people aged 65 years and older, and
other essential workers who keep Nevada’s infrastructure operating.
2: Large number of vaccine doses available. Focus will
be on ensuring access to vaccine for members of Phase 1 critical
populations who were not yet vaccinated as well as for the general
3: Enough doses for entire population will be
available. Focus will be on ensuring equitable vaccination
access across Nevada’s population.
COVID-19 Vaccine Ancillary Supplies
vaccine shipments will include ancillary supplies:
- Needles (various sizes for the
- Alcohol prep pads
- Surgical masks and face shields
- COVID-19 vaccination record cards for
- Vaccine needles and length guide
- Diluent and mixing supplies (based on
containers, Band-Aids, and gloves will
not be included.
COVID-19 Vaccination Provider Requirements
must be a licensed Nevada physician, complete all required training, and comply
with federal and state requirements. APRN (advance practice nurses) and Pas (physician
assistants) can also sign up. These requirements include:
- Administering COVID-9 Vaccine in
accordance with all requirements and recommendation of CDC and CDC’s Advisory
Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
24 hours of administering a dose of COVID-19 Vaccine and adjuvant (if
applicable, the provider must record the vaccine recipient’s record and report
- Not selling or
seeking reimbursement for COVID-19 vaccine and any adjuvant, syringes,
needles, or other constituent products and ancillary supplies provided by
the federal government.
- Administer COVID-19 vaccine
regardless of the vaccine recipient’s ability to pay COVID-19 vaccine
administration fees or coverage status.
an approved Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) fact sheet or vaccine information
statement (VIS), as required, to each vaccine recipient, the adult caregiver
accompanying the recipient, or other legal representative.
- Conducting COVID-19 vaccination services
in compliance with CDC’s Guidance for Immunization Services During the COVID-19
Pandemic for safe delivery of vaccines.
with CDC requirements for COVID-19 vaccine management. This includes storage
and handling, temperature monitoring (at all times), complying with NSIP’s
guidance for dealing with temperature excursions, monitor COVID-19 vaccine
expiration dates, and preserve all records related to COVID-19 vaccine
management for a minimum of 3 years, or longer if required by state, local or
the number of doses of COVID-19 vaccine and adjuvants that were unused,
spoiled, expired, or wasted.
with all federal instructions and timelines regarding disposal of unused
COVID-19 vaccine and adjuvant.
- Reporting adverse events to the
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
a completed COVID-19 vaccination record to every recipient, adult caregiver
accompanying the recipient, and legal representative.
- Complying with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's
requirements, including EUA-related requirements, if applicable. Providers must
also administer COVID-19 vaccine in compliance with all applicable state and
territorial vaccine laws.
COVID-19 Vaccine Storage and Temperature Monitoring
In order to be approved
by The Nevada State Immunization Program (NSIP) to receive and administer
pandemic vaccines, each facility/branch will be required to:
Have a stand-alone
refrigerator and a stand-alone freezer with digital data loggers.
Monitor the temperatures of the vaccines
twice daily using a data logger that meets NSIP requirements.
Download and submit the data logger data
to NSIP for the first five days upon enrollment. Once temperatures are deemed
acceptable data downloads will occur once per month. Retain the data logger
reports and paper temp logs for 3 years. The facility must submit data logger
reports to NSIP upon request.
If the vaccines are exposed to out of
range temperatures, do not administer the vaccine! Download
the data logger and send the temperature log to NSIP.
Review the submission and consult the
vaccine manufacturer to determine the viability of the vaccines. NSIP staff
must be notified by submitting a Vaccine Incident Report and corresponding data
The data logger must be equipped with a
temperature probe or sensor in a buffered material (usually glycol). The probe
must be kept in the middle of the unit with the vaccines to ensure that the
temperature of the air around the vaccines is being recorded.
The data logger must have an active
temperature display on the outside of the unit that can be easily read without
opening the storage unit's door.
It must have continuous temperature
monitoring and recording capabilities and include the capacity to routinely
The data logger must have a current certificate of
calibration which includes: model/device number serial number, date of
calibration (report or issue date) and confirmation that the instrument passed
Hospitals that have monitored storage units do
not need data loggers installed as long as the system that monitors the
temperatures can download and print out monthly temperature reports to be sent
Required COVID-19 Training
Providers and staff overseeing, or
handling COVID-19 vaccines must complete all required trainings before approval by The Nevada State Immunization Program (NSIP) to
receive and administer the COVID-19 vaccine. The trainings include:
- NV WEBIZ
Vaccine Inventory Management
- NV WEBIZ
Recommended CDC COVID-19 Training
Provider Enrollment Interest
If you are interested in stocking and
administering the COVID-19 vaccine and meet the requirements below:
- You are
enrolled in NV WEBIZ.
have a stand-alone freezer and a stand-alone refrigerator with digital
temperature monitoring devices for vaccine storage.
Please fill out this survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9VLNBGB.
Ongoing COVID-19 Vaccination Plans for Long-Term Care Facilities
immunization and pharmacy programs pick up where federal partnership leaves off
The Nevada State Immunization Program
(NSIP) has collaborated with the Nevada Board of Pharmacy to develop five
vaccine access point options to ensure ongoing access to COVID-19 vaccine for
new residents admitted daily and new staff at long-term-care facilities.
The NSIP efforts follow the
Pharmacy Partnership for LTC Program, a partnership between the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and CVS, Walgreens, and Managed Health
Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) to offer on-site COVID-19 vaccination services for
residents and staff of nursing homes and assisted living facilities across the
United States. Between mid-December 2020 and March 31, 2021, the Pharmacy
Partnership for LTC Program successfully completed three on-site vaccination
clinics in each facility and administered more than 7.8 million doses of
COVID-19 vaccines to LTCF staff and residents.
Below is an outline the Ongoing Vaccination Plans for LTC Facilities and
provides links to additional resources. Facilities are encouraged to share this
document with partners.
If you have any questions regarding
COVID-19 provider enrollment, email DPBHCOVID19VAX@health.nv.gov or
call 775-684-5900. For questions and scheduling assistance, please call the Nevada's COVID-19 call center at 1(800) 401-0946. The call center operates 7 days a week, from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm.