What Does an EUA Mean for Healthcare Providers?

An EUA means that a COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for use. The scope of authorized use is specified in the EUA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers (similar to a package insert for licensed vaccines).

For healthcare providers, conditions of use require:

  • Providing the recipient/caregiver the Fact Sheet for Recipients (similar to a vaccine information statement [VIS] for licensed vaccines), which communicates vaccine benefits and risks to the recipient, via hard copy or electronic means
  • Reporting vaccine administration data to CDC
  • Reporting vaccine administration errors and specified adverse events to VAERS


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Page last reviewed: November 19, 2020
Content source: November 19, 2020