Vaccine Information

Information on the COVID-19 vaccines is a changing landscape. CAFP and AAFP are closely monitoring information and resources of any COVID-19 vaccine.

As new information is available, this page will be updated to help members effectively prepare practices, counsel patients and administer the vaccine.

Latest Information on COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccination Abbreviations: What Do They Mean?

Don't know the difference between MyTurn, myCAvax and CAIR? Wondering what a TPA is? Get clear about COVID-19 vaccine system definitions, get resources on how to talk to vaccine hesitant patients and more here.

Vaccine Dashboard


California Department of Public Health

Access the California Department of Public Health information on safety, allocation and administration of the vaccine. 

California COVID-19 Info

Visit COVID19.CA.GOV for more information on the state's distribution efforts.


Access CAFP's member-only SPARK forum to engage with other family physicians on the latest vaccine information.

AAFP COVID-19 Vaccine Information Page

The AAFP is monitoring development, approval and distribution.

CDC COVID Vaccination

Visit the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination page for more information on Clinical Resources for Each COVID-19 Vaccine


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July 14, 2023
AAFP: New Supplement Offers Latest COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations
July 13, 2023
Building Community Capacity
May 16, 2023
Updated COVID-19 Immunization Resources
April 6, 2023
Ending the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: Recommendations for Pediatric Immunization Providers
March 3, 2023
Resources on the End of the Public Health Emergency
October 17, 2022
Updated Children's COVID Vaccine Schedule
June 28, 2022
Are You Ready for COVID-19 Vaccines for children under 5?
March 23, 2022
Covid-19 Cases Rise as New Variant Emerges
March 10, 2022
CAFP Aligns with AAFP to Urge All Eligible to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19
January 18, 2022
Bracing for More Health Care Staff Shortages and New Mask Guidance
January 16, 2022
Governor’s 2022-23 Proposed Budget Would Expand Access to Health Care in California
January 11, 2022
California Family Physicians Applaud Governor Newsom for Visionary Budget Proposal
January 5, 2022
FDA Repeals Mifepristone Dispensing Restriction
December 27, 2021
Interested in Serving at 2022 NCCL Conference?
December 16, 2021
CDPH Tracking Omicrom Variant in California
December 13, 2021
CDPH: Mask Mandate for All Public Indoor Settings - Dec 15-Jan 15
December 10, 2021
CDPH: Act Now Ahead of Influenza Season: Recommendations for Healthcare Providers
November 2, 2021
California Physicians Encourage Caregivers to Get Children Vaccinated against COVID-19
October 28, 2021
What Family Physicians Need to Know: COVID-19 Vaccine for 5-11 year olds in California
October 25, 2021
Vaccine Boosters and FDA to Authorize Vaccines for Children
October 12, 2021
Pfizer's Request for Vaccine Approval in Children is One Step Closer
October 7, 2021
COVID-19 Booster Rollout Has Begun
September 24, 2021
CDC Recommends COVID-19 Boosters
September 22, 2021
AAFP Virtual Town Hall COVID-19 - Sept 22nd
September 9, 2021
Navigating the Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers
August 18, 2021
Vaccine Booster Recommended 8 Months After Full Vaccination
August 5, 2021
Fighting off the Pandemic with MyCalVax
August 3, 2021
New Recommendations Require Mask Wearing
July 30, 2021
CalVaxGrant to Help Community Practices Vaccinate
July 30, 2021
CDC Issued New Mask Guidance Recommendations for Schools
July 26, 2021
California Family Physicians Support COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts for Health Care Workforce
July 26, 2021
CalVaxGrant Deadline Approaching Aug 13th
July 21, 2021
Post-COVID Syndrome Webinar July 21st
July 1, 2021
CalVaxGrant to Help Community Practices Vaccinate
June 21, 2021
California Launches a Voluntary Digital Vaccine Card
May 21, 2021
Webinar: Providers of Adolescent Services: What to Expect After Enrolling in the CA COVID-19 Vaccination Program
May 7, 2021
Providers of Pediatric Services: How to Enroll in the California COVID-19 Vaccination Program
May 6, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccination Abbreviations: What Do They Mean?
May 5, 2021
A COVID-19 Vaccine Message from Family Doctors
May 4, 2021
Catch-up Pediatric Patients Now on Needed Vaccines
April 20, 2021
Examining Our COVID-19 Response: An Update from the Frontlines, Editorial – Jerry Abraham, MD, MPH, CMQ
April 16, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Update
April 12, 2021
#ThisIsOurShot COVID-19 Vaccine Conversations Chart
April 6, 2021
Telehealth Funds Available to Rural, Underserved Area Physicians
March 29, 2021
COVID-19 County Tier Map for Education-Based Athletics
March 24, 2021
Message from David E.J. Bazzo, MD, FAAFP, CAFP President
March 19, 2021
Vaccine Update from CAFP
March 16, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands Statewide Beginning March 15, 2021
March 12, 2021
Vaccines for People with Underlying Conditions or Disabilities Will Not Require Doctor's Note
March 10, 2021
Webinar: All Hands on Deck: How to Become a COVID-19 Volunteer Vaccinator
March 10, 2021
CMS Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations
March 10, 2021
Health Heroes Launch #ThisIsOurShot Campaign to Promote COVID Vaccines, Fight Misinformation
March 9, 2021
CAFP Asks Blue Shield to Consider Community-Based Practices in State Vaccine Plan
February 24, 2021
Show and Tell: How to Talk to Your Young Athletes about Playing Sports During These COVID Times (February 2021)
February 22, 2021
COVID is challenging many, including your Patients with Obesity
February 8, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources: What Partners Need to Know Now about Medicare Fraud
February 4, 2021
KFF Vaccine Monitor: Where People are Getting Information About COVID-19 Vaccinations
February 3, 2021
Governor Announces New COVID Vaccine Distribution Changes
January 27, 2021
Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order to Help Bolster State’s Vaccination Efforts
January 26, 2021
HealthLandscape Offers The "Community of Immunity" Vaccination Deficit Explorer
January 25, 2021
Newsom Announces Improvements to CA's Vaccination Plan
January 15, 2021
Increasing Disseminated Gonococcal Infections in California
January 14, 2021
Vaccine Information from DHCS
January 11, 2021
Healing in the midst of emotional strife; latest COVID-19 vaccine information
January 7, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine: CAFP Sends Letter to County Leaders and Public Health Officers
January 5, 2021
COVID Relief Funds and Extenders Help California
January 5, 2021
Making It Plain, What Black America Needs to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines
December 28, 2020
Becoming a COVID-19 Vaccine Provider: Information for SF Outpatient Providers
December 23, 2020
Update on AAFP's Actions Related to COVID-19 Vaccines
December 18, 2020
AAFP - COVID-19: Updated COVID-19 vaccine information and Town Hall replay
December 16, 2020
Help Sonoma County Families Who are Isolating Due to COVID-19
December 14, 2020
The AAFP Supports Family Medicine Physicians Keep Abreast of COVID-19 News
December 10, 2020
Governor Newsom Announces Statewide Expansion of CA Notify, a Smart Phone Tool Designed to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
November 30, 2020
CAFP Seeking Input on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution for State Advisory Group
November 25, 2020
The AAFP Has Partnered Once Again With Project N95
November 23, 2020
CAFP Still Needs YOUR Input on COVID-19
October 16, 2020
The California Department of Insurance’s COVID-19 Testing and Coverage FAQ # 1
October 13, 2020
San Diego AFP Partners on COVID-19 Symptom Decision Tree
October 9, 2020
AAFP Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Informational Page
October 1, 2020
The Department of Managed Health Care’s Emergency Regulations on COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing
September 16, 2020
Request for Innovative Ideas: COVID-19 Specimen Collection & Transport
August 31, 2020
Blue Shield Announces Five Percent Pay Bump
August 31, 2020
Covered California Opens New Paths to Coverage for Wildfire Victims and Those Who Lose Their Job or Income During the Pandemic and Recession
August 25, 2020
Limited-time member PPE purchase opportunity starts today
August 18, 2020
CMS COVID-19 Office Hours and Lessons Learned
August 14, 2020
Upcoming Opportunity Gives Members Access to PPE
August 5, 2020
AAFP Collaborates With Project N95 to Reserve PPE for AAFP and Chapter Members
August 4, 2020
COVID-19’s Harvest of Danger
July 31, 2020
New Payment for Counseling During COVID-19 Test
July 31, 2020
Annenberg Center For Health Sciences at Eisenhower - Grand Rounds
July 14, 2020
CMA partners with State of California and Altais to provide free Personal Protective Equipment to Physician Practices
July 8, 2020
DHCS Has Two Funding Opportunities for Eligible Organizations to Develop, Enhance, and/or Expand Their Facility’s Telehealth Infrastructure
June 30, 2020
Family Physicians thank Lawmakers and Governor for Protecting Primary Care Infrastructure in State Budget: Urge Lawmakers to Push Health Plans to Support Primary Care Practices
June 26, 2020
Contact the Legislature to Save Primary Care!
June 25, 2020
Unmasked: A look at the recent departures of public health leaders
June 16, 2020
The Future of Family Medicine in the Post COVID-19 World
June 14, 2020
Sacramento Valley Chapter Statement on Racism
June 13, 2020
Relief Funding Available for Medi-Cal Providers
June 12, 2020
Support of Public Health Officials
June 11, 2020
CME Webinar Series: Driving Short- and Long-Term Practice Financial Success
June 11, 2020
What Healthcare Providers Need to Know about “Isolation” and “Quarantine”
June 10, 2020
New Funding for Safety-Net Practices to Implement Virtual Care
June 3, 2020
COVID-19 Stress Management with ACEs Aware
June 1, 2020
Provider Relief Fund Deadline in June 3
May 29, 2020
Care for Californians Initiative Gaining Momentum
May 29, 2020
Senate Saves Song-Brown; Urge Asm to do the Same
May 29, 2020
CAFP Message from the President (May 29, 2020)
May 26, 2020
Silver Linings of the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 19, 2020
Independent Primary Care in COVIDTimes: Financial Concerns
May 19, 2020
Independent Primary Care in COVIDTimes: Handling Decreases in Patient Volume
May 19, 2020
Independent Primary Care in COVIDTimes – Navigating change through a pandemic
May 19, 2020
As health costs balloon, primary care spending stays relatively flat
May 15, 2020
Governor’s May Budget Revision Proposes Potential Cuts to Primary Care
May 14, 2020
Park SFO Offers Free Parking for Doctors, Nurses, First Responders
May 10, 2020
COVID-19 and Preparing for Secondary Health Effects
May 7, 2020
COVID-19 Clinician Resources from ACCME
May 6, 2020
AAFP: A checklist for reopening your practice for “non-essential” face-to-face visits
May 4, 2020
Announcement From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
May 1, 2020
Governor Opening Up Non-Covid Care
April 29, 2020
Webinar: Reopening a Medical Practice During COVID-19
April 27, 2020
The Power of Art is Reflected in the Work of Family Physicians
April 27, 2020
NEJM: Mild or Moderate COVID-19
April 27, 2020
AAFP: ACTION REQUIRED to receive additional provider relief funds
April 26, 2020
Disaster Crash Cart Provides Info on IsoCare
April 24, 2020
Governor Provides Flexibility to Medi-Cal Providers
April 22, 2020
Community Conversation: Sunday, April 26th, 7:30pm
April 22, 2020
Family Physician Practices in California Strained Due to Coronavirus
April 20, 2020
CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – Week of 04/20/2020
April 20, 2020
“Under the Dome” – COVID-19 Quarantined Capitol
April 17, 2020
Searching for PPE for Family Physicians and Finding Inspiration in Grassroots Organizing
April 16, 2020
Telehealth Visit “Best Practices”
April 15, 2020
AAFP: Congress Must Take 'Bold Steps' to Steady Primary Care
April 8, 2020
Secure Your Zoom Meetings
April 7, 2020
Noridian Offers Webinars on Telehealth
April 6, 2020
Executive Order Changes Licensing, Scope Rules
April 6, 2020
New COVID-19 Initiative Seeks to Expand Workforce
April 5, 2020
Rescheduled Community Conversations, April 9th at 6:00pm
April 3, 2020
Resources for Financially Struggling Practices
April 2, 2020
Urgent: Apply immediately for federal loans and grants through the Small Business Administration
April 1, 2020
Disaster Loan Assistance from US Small Business Administration
March 31, 2020
COVID-19 Telehealth Update
March 31, 2020
State Budget Likely to See Significant Overhaul
March 31, 2020
Join the Fight for Family Medicine During COVID-19
March 30, 2020
Resources for Solo And Small Practice Family Physicians
March 30, 2020
CA Launches California Health Corps
March 30, 2020
Changes to CME Requirements and Member Dues
March 28, 2020
Updated COVID-19 Guidance on DHCS Website – March 27, 2020
March 25, 2020
Learning to Enjoy Uncertainty
March 25, 2020
Use this #WeAreCaliforniaFamilyMedicine Facebook Frame
March 23, 2020
COVID-19 Info Resources for Family Physicians
March 21, 2020
SAMHSA Releases Telehealth Guidance for Buprenorphone and Methadone
March 20, 2020
Resource: Disaster Crash Cart - Best Practices for Medical Care in Evacuation Centers
March 19, 2020
Tell Your COVID Story with The Nocturnists
March 19, 2020
AAFP Fights for FPs During COVID-19 Pandemic
March 19, 2020
Podcast: COVID-19: Commonsense Conversations on the Coronavirus Pandemic
March 18, 2020
CAFP Conversation on COVID-19
March 17, 2020
A Letter From CAFP Board President and CEO
March 13, 2020
Reflections on Residency During Headwinds of Pandemics
March 10, 2020
AMAM Cancelled!
March 4, 2020
Upcoming Events in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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