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CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Training Center

Find below all of the COVID-19 vaccine training material available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This page is reviewed daily and more content is added as soon as it becomes available. You can use the following links to navigate this page and access the corresponding training materials:

COVID-19 Vaccine Training: General Overview of Immunization
Best Practices for Healthcare Providers

A web-based training course outlining best practices and principles for healthcare professionals when preparing to administer COVID-19 vaccine. It is a high-level overview of the following topics with links to detailed information:

  • Vaccine development and safety
  • Safety monitoring programs
  • Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs)
  • Vaccine storage/handling
  • Vaccine preparation and administration
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Scheduling
  • Documentation
  • Reporting adverse events

*Disclaimer: This training module will be continually reassessed and updated based on the evolving epidemiology of COVID-19 as well as when new vaccines are introduced in the United States.

Instructions for obtaining a certificate of completion are at the end of these modules.

Access the CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Training

The Defense Health Agency Education & Training Directorate (J7) is offering 2.0 Continuing Education/Continuing Medical Education Credits (CE/CMEs) for this activity and can be accessed virtually worldwide. Participants will need to register on the J7 CE Management System and complete the posttest and evaluation questions to obtain CE/CME credit. See the J7 CE announcement here.

Register for Continuing Education/Continuing Medical Education

Need help getting started? Please view a short tutorial on how to create an account on the CE Management System and find courses.

If you have any problems registering for CE/CME or accessing the CE Management System, please consult these Frequently Asked Questions or email

COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Resources

COVID-19 Vaccine Storage and Handling

The CDC's Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit has been updated with a COVID-19 Vaccine Addendum with information on storage and handling best practices for COVID-19 vaccines. This addendum will be updated with specific storage and handling information for each COVID-19 product.

CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit

Page last updated on 7 January 2021.

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