Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Report Clarification

Karen Morris in Clinical & Quality

The following clarification was provided to us by DOH staff regarding our questions related to the DOH notification on the Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Report and subsequent MM issued last week:

“Facilities are required to submit the report by May 1, 2015 but it is recommended that facilities enter their data as soon as possible and then update (edit) it as needed during the influenza season (e.g. update when new employees are hired or volunteers begin working in the facility. There is only one submission that needs to be done by May 1, 2015. Essentially the report is staying open from November 2014 until May 1, 2015.

Regarding the Quality Pool:  There is only one required reporting period this year for the employee influenza vaccination information - May 1, 2015.  Reporting on-time will yield 5 points in the NH Quality Initiative.”

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Karen Morris

Director, Clinical & Quality Services
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