COVID-19 Vaccine Information For Health Care Providers


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The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Immunization Program aims to protect people against known and emerging infectious diseases here in Nebraska. COVID-19 has greatly impacted the lives of all Nebraskans and this program intends to provide the COVID-19 vaccine when it is made available for allocation. The CDC believes that the COVID-19 vaccine will be limited and therefore should be allocated in a phased approach.

If a Nebraska provider is interesting in offering the COVID-19 vaccine, please submit request to 

State of Nebraska COVID-19 Vaccination Plan
UPDATED: 2/22/2021

Vaccine Information for the General Public

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    Vaccine Providers

    Thank you for your willingness to administer the COVID 19 vaccine to help protect the public.

    There are no federal or state requirements that a consent has to be obtained. You do however have to provide the VIS or in this case the EUA fact sheet and document the date it was given. If your facility has an internal process that is utilized for other immunizations, we recommend using that process.

    Instructions for reporting to VAERS

    The vaccination provider is responsible for mandatory reporting of the following to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS):

    • vaccine administration errors whether or not associated with an adverse event,
    • serious adverse events* (irrespective of attribution to vaccination),
    • cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) in adults, and
    • cases of COVID-19 that result in hospitalization or death.

    The vaccination provider enrolled in the federal COVID-19 Vaccination Program should complete and submit a VAERS form to FDA using one of the following methods:

    • Complete and submit the report online:
    • If you are unable to submit this form electronically, you may fax it to VAERS at (877) 721-0366. Form is attached.
    • If you need additional help submitting a report, you may call the VAERS toll-free information line at (800) 822-7967 or send an email to

    IMPORTANT: When reporting adverse events or vaccine administration errors to VAERS, please complete the entire form with detailed information. It is important that the information reported to FDA be as detailed and complete as possible. Information to include:

    • Patient demographics (e.g., patient name, date of birth)
    • Pertinent medical history
    • Pertinent details regarding admission and course of illness
    • Concomitant medications
    • Timing of adverse event(s) in relationship to administration of Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
    • Pertinent laboratory and virology information

    Outcome of the event and any additional follow-up information if it is available at the time of the VAERS report. Subsequent reporting of follow-up information should be completed if additional details become available.

    Reference Tools

    Refer to the reference tools for material on how to properly manage the vaccines.


    Information about Dry Ice Providers


    • CDC recognizes that redistribution of vaccine may be required by state and local immunization programs. Based on information to date from the manufacturer, for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, immunization planners should consider the following:
    • Jurisdictions should only start the redistribution process for product that will be used as soon as it arrives at the new location. You should not redistribute product to a new location for long term storage.
    • Due to the recommendations from the CDC regarding the enrollment process for COVID vaccine, there regulations that need to be followed when redistributing COVID 19 vaccine.
      • COVID 19 vaccine may be transferred to other facility, physically and in NESIIS if necessary.  The receiving facility MUST be an enrolled as a COVID 19 vaccine provider and have completed NESIIS training.
      • Any facility planning on redistributing the vaccine off-site to anywhere other than the addresses listed on the submitted vaccination enrollment form will need to have a staff member present during the immunization event. The designated staff member must ensure that the vaccinations are documented as required and proper temperatures are maintained.  Vaccine MUST be returned to the original facility as leaving vaccine in an unspecified location overnight is prohibited.
      • Please contact the Nebraska Immunization Program with any additional questions or concerns.


    DHHS Immunization Program
    Department of Health & Human Services
    DHHS Immunization Program Contact List
    Phone Number
    (402) 471-6423
    Toll Free Number
    (800) 798-1696
    Fax Number
    (402) 471-6426
    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026