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Published: May 6, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Abbreviations: What Do They Mean?

California Immunization Registry (CAIR) –Existing system for vaccine reporting. In order to get access to COVID-19 vaccine, providers must register in CAIR and sign the COVID-19 Provider Agreement. In order to enroll vaccinators need to meet certain reporting requirements. Learn more here https://cairweb.org/covid/


myCAvaxPortal for reporting, ordering, and tracking COVID-19 inventory. Providers are required to register on myCAvax in order to provide COVID-19 vaccine administration. Learn more here  https://mycavax.cdph.ca.gov/s/


MyTurn –MyTurn has two components, the consumer facing vaccine appointment, eligibility and information portal, and the vaccine administrator portal that provides Local Health Jurisdictions and vaccinators with reporting, scheduling and other tools. Using MyTurn is currently not required for COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more here https://myturn.ca.gov/


Third Party Administrator (TPA) – Blue Shield contracted with the State of California to act as the TPA to help develop and manage the COVID-19 vaccinator network. A contract is currently not required with a TPA in order to receive and distribute COVID-19 vaccine. 

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