Information for Health Care Providers
Enrollments Required for Health Care Providers to Administer the Vaccine
In order to provide vaccines in Florida, all providers must agree to and sign the Florida SHOTS enrollment form.
In addition, all COVID-19 Providers in Florida must complete a COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Agreement. Please find information about the agreement here.
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Health Care Professionals Eligible to Administer the Vaccine
The list below contains health care professions whose governing practice act or federal guidance authorizes the administration of vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines. If you have specific questions regarding a profession, please contact the respective regulatory board office at MedicalQualityAssurance@flhealth.gov.
|Medical Doctors||Section 458.305(3), Florida Statutes|
|Osteopathic Physicians||Section 459.003(3), Florida Statutes|
|Physician Assistants||Section 459.022(4)(e), Florida Statutes
Section 458.347(4)(e), Florida Statutes
|Registered Nurses||Section 464.003(19), Florida Statutes|
|Advanced Practice Registered Nurses||Section 464.003(2), Florida Statutes|
|Licensed Practical Nurses||Section 464.003(18), Florida Statutes|
|Certified Nursing Assistant with Registered Nurse Delegation||Section 464.201(5), Florida Statutes|
|Paramedics||Section 401.272(2)(b), Florida Statutes|
|Pharmacists||Section 465.189, Florida Statutes|
|Registered Pharmacy Interns||Section 465.189, Florida Statutes|
|Registered Pharmacy Technicians||Health and Human Services Guidance Memorandum Dated 10/21/2020|
Collection of diagnostic respiratory specimens (e.g. nasopharyngeal swab) should be performed in a normal examination room with the door closed.
- The health care provider is responsible for specimen collection, handling and shipping. Please follow CDC guidance.
- High priority specimens should be processed within your health care facility, if available; a commercial laboratory (e.g., LabCorp and Quest), or the Florida Bureau of Public Health Laboratory (BPHL).
- Before sending specimens to BPHL, contact your local county health department (CHD) Epidemiology Contacts.
- Priority specimens can be processed within your health care facility, if available; or a commercial laboratory (e.g., LabCorp and Quest).
- Health care providers may consult a local CHD for additional guidance as needed.
Providers are encouraged to frequently monitor Florida Department of Health and CDC websites for updated guidance on COVID-19.
- Information for Pediatric Healthcare Providers – CDC Website
- Information for Healthcare Professionals – CDC Website
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