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