New law requires providers to submit immunization data to a California registry

December 13, 2022

Effective January 1, 2023, a new state law requires California health care providers who administer vaccines to enter the immunizations they administer into a California immunization registry (CAIR OR RIDE/Healthy Futures). They will also be required to include race and ethnicity information for each patient in the immunization registry to support assessment of health disparities in immunization coverage.

Physicians who are not already participating in an immunization registry should start the enrollment process as soon as possible. For more information about CAIR or to start the enrollment process, visit the CAIR website. (Providers in Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, or Tuolumne counties will need to enroll in RIDE/Healthy Futures.)

Contact the CAIR Help Desk (CAIRHelpdesk@cdph.ca.gov or 800-578-7889) or your local CAIR representative with any questions or if you want to find out whether your practice is already participating in CAIR.

For more information, see the California Department of Public Health Immunization Registry FAQs



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