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State Vaccinator Training Resources Now Available

The Department of Health (DOH) is seeking health care professionals (HCP) to enroll in COVID-19 Vaccinator Training to bulk up the workforce administering the vaccine at Point of Dispensing (POD) sites organized by regional vaccination networks. HCP eligible for the training include: 

  • Licensed practical nurses (LPNs)
  • Pharmacists who are not certified to administer immunizations by the State Education Department (SED)
  • Midwives who are not certified to administer immunizations by SED
  • Dentists
  • Dental hygienists*
  • Podiatrists
  • Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Students in eligible education programs (medicine, nursing, physician assistant (PA), pharmacy, dentistry, podiatry, and midwifery)

*Must have been issued a dental hygiene restricted local infiltration anesthesia/nitrous oxide analgesia certificate

All POD sites must have oversight from or be approved by DOH or the applicable Local Health Department and must have medical oversight by a licensed physician, licensed PA, or certified nurse practitioner (NP).

The training program includes several online courses as well as an in-person clinical and assessment component. Eligible providers must also have a certificate in CPR, and eligible HCP students must have one year of clinical training to apply.

Contact: Meg Everett, meverett@leadingageny.org, 518-929-9342