Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Report to be opened on November 2

Karen Morris in Clinical & Quality

The annual mandated Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Report will open on November 2, 2015 and run on the Health Electronic Response Data System (HERDS) until May 1, 2016.  The report covers the timeframe from October 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016.

You should begin entering data immediately and continue updating and resubmitting data throughout the covered timeframe up to the May 1st deadline. The final submission for the report is due on May 1, 2016. We encourage you to review the attached DOH notification and the entire FAQ document enclosed with it.

Nursing homes must submit all their data by the May 1 deadline to qualify for the “5 points for timely submission of the report” under the Nursing Home Quality Pool. See questions #9 and #40 in the FAQs for more information.

The requirement for wearing masks for unvaccinated personnel does not go into effect until the Commissioner of Health declares a prevalence of influenza in the state. If, and when, that occurs the notification will appear on the HCS and we will notify our members.

Questions about the report should be directed to the Bureau of Immunizations at 518-473-4437 or immunize@health.ny.gov.

NYSHFA CONTACT:

Karen Morris, RN, MS
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15