CALIFORNIA VACCINATION CAMPAIGN

Take part in our nation’s historic road to recovery.

11 supersites need your skills.

Sign up now for roles as Vaccine Preppers, Vaccinator Assistants, Vaccinators, and Observers.

Allied health and nursing students can gain clinical hours
when supervised by their instructor.

All workers can get vaccinated at the site.

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HELP WANTED: CALIFORNIA VACCINATION CAMPAIGN

Under the banner of the California Vaccination Campaign, eleven vaccination supersites are being organized by a consortium of partners including Kaiser Permanente, Adventist Health, Common Spirit (formerly Dignity Health), American Red Cross, California Primary Care Association, California Medical Association, and Futuro Health. The goal of the consortia is to administer 10,000 vaccinations per day across all sites and accelerate the nation’s road to recovery. 

Futuro Health has been asked to outreach with higher education institutions with nursing and allied health programs to invite their participation and help. This is an opportunity for your students to gain their clinical hours and practice their skills of intermuscular injections and patient care.

Colleges interested in sending students/faculty please complete this form. You will be contacted by Debbie Yaddow, RN, MSN, BSN, Senior Director of Pathway Development, vaccination@futurohealth.org as supersites become activated.

*At this moment, only the SF have activation dates. The Campaign is anticipating additional supersites in Bakersfield, Oakland, Orange County, San Diego, Stockton as well as other locations TBD pending availability of vaccines. The opportunity for students to earn clinical hours may only be at the SF sites, pending college approvals with their regulatory agencies.

ROLES AND QUALIFICATIONS

ROLE: Vaccinators 
Physician and Surgeon (MD and DO)
Medical Board of California Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 2051 BPC § 2453(a) – May independently initiate, prescribe, and administer.

Nurse Practitioner (Advanced Practice) Registered Nurse
BPC § 2837.103 – May prescribe, administer, dispense, and furnish pharmacological agents.

Physician Assistant
Physician Assistant Board Medical Board of California BPC § 3502 – When immunization is delegated in writing by a supervising physician, who is available in person or by electronic communication.

Naturopathic Doctor
BPC § 3640.5 – Under standardized procedures or protocols developed by the supervising physician

Registered Nurse 
Board of Registered Nursing BPC § 2725(2) and (3) – Under supervision (if a student), or independently, using standard procedures or protocols signed by a licensed prescribing physician or nurse practitioner

Licensed Vocational Nurse 
BPC § 2860.5(a) BPC § 2860.7 – Under the direction of a physician, NP or RN Upon standing orders of a supervising physician, or pursuant to written guidelines adopted by the hospital or medical group with whom the supervising physician is associated

Nursing Student
16 California Code of Regulation (CCR) 1426.1(b)(4)(B)(2). BPC § 2729 – Nursing service must be rendered incidental to course of study at a board-approved prelicensure program or school of nursing

Preceptor or faculty must be present and available on the patient care unit the entire time the student is rendering nursing services

Medical Assistant 
BPC § 2069 (a)(1) – Under written order by physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant or Certified Nurse Midwife Supervisor must be onsite . To be determined if they can perform vaccinations with supervision.

Pharmacist
BPC § 4052(a)(11) BPC § 4052.8(a) 16 CCR 1746.4 – May independently initiate and administer ACIP vaccines to persons age at least 3 years May administer immunizations to all ages pursuant to a protocol with a prescriber.

Pharmacy Intern (licensed per BPC § 4208) 
Federal HHS Guidance (supersedes state law) – Guidance from Federal HHS authorized State-licensed or registered pharmacy interns acting under the supervision of the qualified pharmacist to administer, to persons ages three or older COVID-19 vaccinations.

Pharmacy Technicians 
DCA Waiver DCA-20-103 – May administer to persons ages three and older under supervision and control of a supervising pharmacist who is authorized to independently initiate and administer COVID-19 vaccine.

Paramedic and EMTs 
Executive Order N-25-20 – State and Local Emergency Medical Services Agencies have the authority to adopt optional scopes of practice (SOP).

Dentists
DCA Order Waiving Restrictions on Dentists Relating to Ordering and Administering COVID-19 Vaccines – May independently prescribe and administer COVID-19 vaccines to persons age 16 years and older Must complete immunization training programs through the CDC.

Students (medical or pharmacy) 
Varies by license type, student status, supervision requirements, and school.

ROLE: Vaccine Prepper 

QUALIFICATIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Licensed Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician (under direct pharmacist supervision per BPC § 4115), Pharmacy Intern (under direct pharmacist supervision per BPC § 4114), RN

  • Responsible for inventory control for vaccine during dedicated clinics
  • Assure record keeping/tracking of vials
  • Assure appropriate handling of vaccine (i.e. refrigeration times, room temperature times, etc.)
  • Prepare vaccine per manufacturer and regulatory guidelines
  • Draw vaccine and label (as required to denote type of vaccine, date/time)
  • Oversee usage by vaccinator to assure no wastage
  • Complete End of Day Clinic Checklist, including submission of vaccine usage and forms
  • Vaccine usage (Pharmacy)

ROLE: Observation Staff
Licensed Providers Required)
Licensed RN, NP, PA, MD, DO, Naturopathic Doctor, Dentist, and Pharmacists

QUALIFICATIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct observation for 15-30 min
  • Allergy/clinical consult/assessment
  • Complete any required documentation per protocol and in compliance with State/Fed requirements
  • Reports any adverse events per protocol

FUTURO HEALTH FAQ FOR SUPERSITE PARTICIPATION (UPDATED DAILY)

In support of the California Vaccination Campaign, Futuro Health is inviting students, faculty, and alumni up and down the State of California to join other healthcare workers, in the frontline battle against COVID-19.

11 mass vaccination supersites will be activated throughout California, with a goal of giving 10,000 vaccinations across all sites per day, equating to almost 3 million vaccinations per month, running for an estimated three months. There are four roles available to participating colleges, their students, faculty and alumni.

The opportunity for students to earn clinical hours only at the SF site. Each site, once activated, will be open 7 days a week, 7am -7pm, with vaccinations performed between 8am-6pm.

The SF site information is provided below:

  • In SF, the site is at Moscone Center, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, SF. Due to shortage of vaccines all shifts at this location cancelled February 15-28th
  • Please report to Pod L on the day of your shift.

The Campaign is anticipating additional supersites in Bakersfield, Oakland, Orange County, San Diego, Stockton as well as other locations TBD.

The consortium will activate supersites as vaccines become available. Only the SF supersites have a go live date at this moment

Yes.

Each health system in the consortia will be notifying their own members to schedule their vaccination appointment in accordance to state prioritization for those 65 in age or above. They should await instructions from their health system on how to make an appointment.

Futuro Health is a non-profit whose mission is to improve the health and wealth of communities by growing the largest network of credentialed allied health workers in the nation, starting in California. Kaiser Permanente and Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) partnered to establish Futuro Health in January 2020 with a $130 million commitment.

Under the banner of the California Vaccination Campaign, eleven vaccination supersites are being organized by a consortium of partners including Kaiser Permanente, Adventist Health, Common Spirit (formerly Dignity Health), American Red Cross, California Primary Care Association, California Medical Association, and Futuro Health. The goal of the consortia is to administer 10,000 vaccinations per day across all sites and accelerate the nation’s road to recovery.

Look up your eligibility at https://myturn.ca.gov/. All workers at the supersite, regardless of eligibility, will gain priority vaccination however.

STAFFING A SUPERSITE AS A STUDENT, FACULTY OR LICENSED ALUMNI

Yes, if you work at the supersite, you can get vaccinated.

Friends and family members will 1) need to adhere to the regular intake process that is prioritizing those 65 and older and 2) make their vaccination appointment via the Campaign’s central appointment system. The URL has not yet been announced. All supersites will be open to the general public, including the uninsured, in addition to those who are members of health plans affiliated with the consortium.

Friends and family members will 1) need to adhere to the regular intake process that is prioritizing those 65 and older and 2) make their vaccination appointment via the Campaign’s central appointment system. The URL has not yet been announced. All supersites will be open to the general public, including the uninsured, in addition to those who are members of health plans affiliated with the consortium.

Each supersite will have 4 pods, each run by a different member of the consortium. Each pod has 12 vaccination stations. Each pod is staffed by 12 Vaccinators, 3 Vaccine Preppers, and 3 Observers at any moment in time. You can find the 4 roles and qualifications here. Having additional backups and floaters will be helpful. Students, faculty and alumni of a college will be in the Futuro Health pod as a special arrangement. If your college is interested in participating, fill out the form above. Futuro Health will provide on on-site Shift Manager at each pod to welcome and orient workers/volunteers.

Please contact your faculty to determine whether this patient-facing opportunity can qualify for clinical hours. If your faculty member is supportive, he/she will arrange your Sign-Up. Students must be supervised by faculty on-site. You will not be paid so that you can earn clinical hours. If your college does not have access to Sign-Up, please have your faculty fill out the application form to participate. Please be sure your faculty indicates if you are a student or faculty member.  If you are a college interested in participating, please complete the form above and Debbie Yaddow will contact you.

  1. Bring a printout of the PRE-SHIFT FAQ or make sure you can access it quickly while onsite
  2. Wear your uniform/scrubs, closed toe shoes, and school or employer badge/identification.
  3. Bring ID and a physical copy of your professional license information to be verified onsite
  4. Avoid bringing purses and valuables. No purses or bags will be allowed into the vaccination area and must stay in the staff lounge.
  5. A limited number of lockers are available. Bring your own lock (larger Master Lock type, not the small luggage type).
  6. Bring your cell phone if you are licensed personnel so you can access your time card on your cell phone, The app will be provided by AMN staffing.

Anyone seeking to refresh themselves on proper donning/doffing of PPE and vaccinations can take – for FREE – Pandemic Readiness online training to ready themselves. This content was contributed by Pima Medical Institute. Although the course is geared for LVNs, for this purpose of readying you to perform mass vaccination, we recommend that you take the chapters covering a) infection control precautions, asepsis and types of precautions, b) immunizations and vaccines.

These are the standard competencies you will need to have: how to select the correct needle size for an intramuscular injection (IM); what angle the IM injection needs to be given at; how to administer the vaccine( rate of speed); and what to do when you are finished with the injection.

You can find the list of qualifications here to be a Vaccinator. Licensed personnel are eligible to perform the vaccination without supervision. If you are a student, you will need to be supervised by your faculty on-site.

You will need to sign up through your college faculty or dean. Participating colleges have received access to the Sign-Up link.

Yes, if your college is participating and your faculty is on-site to supervise you. Contact your faculty or dean to express your interest.

If your college’s participation is approved by Futuro Health, we can provide you with standard language to submit to the BVNPT Board or BRN Board to qualify this opportunity for clinical hours

Yes, everyone working at the site will receive the vaccination.  All workers, whether paid or volunteer, whether student/faculty/alumni, can gain priority vaccination.

Anyone seeking to refresh themselves on proper donning/doffing of PPE and vaccinations can take – for FREE – Pandemic Readiness online training to ready themselves. This content was contributed by Pima Medical Institute. Although the course is geared for LVNs, for this purpose of readying you to perform mass vaccination, we recommend that you take the chapters covering a) infection control precautions, asepsis and types of precautions, b) immunizations and vaccines.

Yes, if you staff the supersite, you can get vaccinated.  Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate your friends and family members. They will need to adhere to the regular online appointment process that is prioritizing those over 65 year in age.

Please contact your faculty to determine whether this patient-facing opportunity can qualify for clinical hours.  If your faculty member is supportive, they will apply to participate and will give you a link to Sign-Up. You must be supervised by your faculty in order to be eligible for clinical hours.  You will not be paid so that you can earn clinical hours.

No, in your role supervising student, you are assumed paid through their employer college.
However, if you are a licensed faculty who has been IM trained but not supervising students, you can be paid if you are coming independent of your instructor capacity. Those will are eligible to be paid will be compensated according to a standard wage schedule through a temporary staffing agency named AMN with payroll and liability covered by Kaiser Permanente.

A shift has 24+ students from 7am -1pm and another 24+ students rom 1pm-7pm. Students are welcome to work both shifts as long as they are supervised by their faculty. Once a college is approved to participate by dyaddow@futurohealth.org, the college will be given access to the online Sign-Up software for use by their students, faculty, and alumni. If you college has not yet been approved to participate, have your faculty/administrator fill out the form above to indicate interest. 

Yes. Board approval forms need to be emailed to dyaddow@futurohealth.org for signature. You can find those forms via the BVNPT or BRN websites.

There are 4 roles: Vaccinators, Vaccine Preppers and Observers. Please go to https://futurohealth.org/california-vaccination-campaign/ for details on the qualifications of each role.

Yes. 24 to 48 hours before your shift, please familiarize yourself with this PRE-SHIFT FAQ.  When you report on-site, there will be additional orientation, training, and sign in for all workers. Report to the Futuro Health Shift Manager per the PRE-SHIFT FAQ.

You will be sent a link prior to your shift that will provide you orientation. It is very important you review this link before your shift. Once at the hub you will be checked off by licensed personnel.

Futuro Health
Sacramento, CA
Email: info@futurohealth.org