The CDC posts all current information related to COVID-19 and vaccines on their site. Follow this link to learn the latest facts about COVID-19 vaccines.
On April 1, 2021, the CDC announced they had updated webpages for both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, replacing the standing orders and preparation administration summaries with new, updated versions. Standing orders enable eligible nurses and other healthcare professionals, such as pharmacists, to assess and vaccinate people who meet specific criteria (outlined in the “procedure” section of the standing orders) without the need for clinical examination or direct order from attending providers at the time of the interaction.
Currently, the J&J/Janssen vaccine information has not changed.
Links to the new and latest Standing orders for Administering the Vaccines:
In addition, the FDA has authorized Moderna to add more coronavirus vaccine doses into its vials, increasing the number of doses in the existing vials to a maximum of 11 doses and adding a larger multi-dose vial that can produce up to 15 doses per vial. This new authorization allows for more vaccine doses to get to the community and increases the opportunity to get more individuals vaccinated. Moderna has already started producing the updated vials with more doses and should be shipping out the 15-dose vials in the coming weeks.
Moderna has updated The Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine (Vaccination Providers) and Prescribing Information. This fact sheet supersedes the information on the vial and carton labels.
The CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit is another helpful resource.
If a complex COVID-19 vaccine safety question occurs healthcare providers in the United States can request a consultation from CISA COVIDvax.