COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Weekly Updates

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COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Weekly Updates

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Minnesota Department of Health

March 17, 2022


Enter quality data into MIIC, including lot number

Thank you for all your responses to our inquiries about your current COVID-19 vaccine inventory. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has put more emphasis on knowing expiration dates for COVID-19 vaccine that has already been distributed to providers. High quality data for lot number is critical to this effort. We may contact your organization if you reported immunizations with missing or incorrect lot numbers.

High quality data is also crucial to understanding immunization rates, supporting clients to complete their primary series and booster doses, and implementing reporting efforts. When reporting vaccine administration data always verify you are reporting:

  • Right lot number
  • Right vaccine code pair
  • Right vaccine product name
  • Right date of vaccination
  • Right patient

Watch out for these common errors

  • Ensure you are not entering COVID-19 monoclonal antibodies (e.g., Evusheld) as COVID-19 vaccine in MIIC.
  • Ensure you are reporting historical vs. administered immunizations correctly.
    • Report doses as “historical” when you are reporting doses that a client received from another facility.
    • Report doses as “administered” when you are reporting doses given by your organization.

Learn more about Capturing Immunizations Not Currently in MIIC.

Benefits of COVID-19 vaccination for persons who care for children aged 0-4 years

Continue encouraging pregnant people and family members and caregivers of infants and young children to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations as a way to prevent COVID-19 among children not yet eligible to be vaccinated. A recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) from CDC support the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination to all persons who come into contact with children 0-4 years old.


CDC COVID-19 Toolkit for People with Disabilities

CDC has a released a new toolkit with resources to help people with disabilities and those who serve or care for them make decisions, protect their health, and communicate with their communities. The toolkit also includes many COVID-19 vaccine resources, guidance and planning documents, and web resources. For further details refer to CDC: Toolkit for People with Disabilities.


Find previous bulletins at COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Updates.