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Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccine Program (MCVP) – Guidance for Vaccine Providers and Organizations

The goal of the Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccination Program (MCVP) is to protect the residents of the Commonwealth through the safe and efficient administration of COVID-19 vaccine.

The guidance on this page will help prepare vaccine providers for the receipt and administration of COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts. As a reminder, providers must continue to follow the terms of any Emergency Use Authorization.

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Guidance on COVID-19 vaccine management and administration for healthcare providers & organizations

Download: Guidance for Healthcare Providers and Organizations PDF | Doc, updated December 19, 2020. This guidance provides information on: ordering, storage and handling, and administering the vaccine.

Providers must also

  • Sign and electronically submit the Massachusetts COVID-19 Program (MCVP) Agreement Form. Contact the MDPH Vaccine Unit for more information:
  • Confirm that your facility is fully registered and on-boarded to submit vaccine-administered data to the Massachusetts Immunization Information (MIIS). Contact the MIIS Unit for more information:

Vaccine redistribution

COVID-19 Vaccine Management Standard Operating Procedure Template

Download: COVID-19 Vaccine Management Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Template.
The purpose of the COVID-19 Vaccine Management Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Template is to ensure the vaccine cold chain is maintained for optimum potency. All staff handling vaccines must read, sign, and adhere to the protocols described in this document.

Guide to applying to administer the COVID-19 vaccine

Download: Vaccine Administration Guidance PDF | Doc, updated January 12, 2021.
This guidance is for entities who would like to request vaccine directly from the Department of Public Health to vaccinate their employees. Entities can register for MIIS and request vaccine if they plan to vaccinate more than 200 individuals. Smaller entities are encouraged to work through their local board of health, a local health provider or pharmacy.

Guidance for prioritization of COVID-19 vaccine

The MA COVID-19 Vaccine prioritization reflects several priorities: protecting our most vulnerable, maintaining health care system capacity, and addressing inequities in health care access and COVID-19 burden. 

Guidance for vaccination clinics for first responders

Download: Clinics for First Responders: Frequently Asked Questions, updated January 13, 2021.
This guidance answers commonly asked questions from Local Boards of Health to support COVID-19 vaccine clinics for first responders. Please also visit COVID-19 Vaccine Locations for First Responders for a map of COVID-19 vaccine locations with contact details and sign-up information for first responders.

Considerations for health care personnel after COVID-19 vaccination

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance to health care organizations and providers regarding health care personnel working in the three days following COVID-19 vaccination, as personnel may experience side effects:

Considerations for Health Care Personnel After COVID-19 Vaccination

Frequently asked questions about the MCVP Provider Agreement

Download: Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccine Program (MCVP) Agreement FAQ PDF | Doc, updated December 24, 2020.

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