COVID-19 Vaccine Booster GuidanceIn an effort to clear up any confusion the Maine CDC has released additional information to assist providers about whether or not they can offer booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the present time. The Maine Immunization Program would like to remind COVID-19 providers of the following key elements:
- Administration of the product off-label may not be covered under the PREP Act or the PREP Act declaration; therefore, providers may not have immunity from claims.
- Individuals who receive an off-label dose may not be eligible for compensation under the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program after a possible adverse event.
- CDC has defined the scope of the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program in terms of how the USG-provided vaccines may be used in the program. Providers giving off-label doses would be in violation of the CDC Program provider agreement potentially impacting their ability to remain a provider in the CDC program.
- Administration fees may not be reimbursable by payers.
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