Enter COVID-19 vaccine inventory - by file upload

Who should use this guide

Remember to update your inventory monthly

As a provider administering COVID-19 vaccines, you are required to update your inventory monthly.
If a location is set to display to the public, it's extra important to keep your inventory up-to-date so it continues to show correctly on!
If your inventory hasn't been updated in over 29 days, it will no longer display in search results on


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Entering your inventory

Screenshot of COVID inventory file upload banner

Download an inventory spreadsheet

The first time you visit this page to upload your inventory, you will only have the Blank template option to select.
After you've submitted at least one set of inventory, you will have the option to choose your Blank template or Your most recent file. Either can be used to update and submit new vaccine stock status.

About the Blank template

  • The file name will use your organization and date your_organization_YYYY-MM-DD.csv.
  • The file will pre-populate with all the locations and NDCs for your organization. Any new locations added after provider setup will automatically appear in the template files.
  • The Quantity column has <Enter Quantity> for each NDC and location.
  • The In Stock column starts with <Enter Yes or No>for each NDC and location.
Blank template

About the Your most recent file template

  • The file name will be vaccine-inventory_YYYY-MM-DD.csv
  • The file will come with all location data pre-filled, including any NDC selected during provider setup or added through the manual form. The file will have your last reported inventory prefilled in the Quantity column.
Most recent file template

Fill out the Quantity column with the number of doses you have on hand at the end of that day

Acceptable values
  • Use Unknown or <Enter Quantity Here>if you don't know the quantity at the time of reporting. The quantity that was last reported (with date of when that quantity was reported) for that NDC will be sent to the CDC. If you have the same number of doses on-hand for multiple days, please report that number each day to correctly reflect the quantity on-hand.
  • Use Remove if you no longer administer that vaccine.
  • 0 and any positive integer
  • Unknown
  • <Enter Quantity Here>
  • Remove
In Stock
If you want to report quantity but want the vaccine to show as out of stockon, you can report Quantity but mark In Stock as No.
If you leave it blank or <Enter Yes or No Here>, this field will default based on your Quantity.
  • If Quantity >0: In Stock, Yes
  • If Quantity = 0: In Stock, No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Blank
  • <Enter Yes or No Here>
Supply Level
Choose the option that best describes how long you expect your supply to last. This should be some expectation of how likely the vaccine is to be available. This field does not yet display on
  • LOW (<24 hours supply)
  • MEDIUM (24-48 hours supply)
  • HIGH (>48 hours supply)

Save your changes to the spreadsheet

Tip: save the file to your desktop with the date so that it is easier to find to upload.
Saving the spreadsheet

To upload your file, select the Browse button in the box labeled Step 3 on the Upload File screen

Navigate on your computer to find your file, select it, and click Open.
Uploading the spreadsheet

Select the file that has now appeared and click the Upload button

Selecting the file to upload

Check that your file was successfully validated

If there are no errors, the file will upload successfully, Step 3 will change to a green Success! message. It will also tell you how many records were updated so you can make sure that is correct.
The most recently reported inventory is sent to the CDC every day at 5:00 am Eastern.
Your new stock values will be visible on within 5 hours.
Check file validation
If you get an error message, the upload has failed. Check the error message for information on what is causing the error. Once you have fixed the error, click Try Again to upload the new file.

Troubleshooting errors:

Tip: Visit How COVID vaccines display to see how they display.
Congratulations, you have now reported your inventory!