Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Report - Due May 2

Karen Morris in Clinical & Quality

NYSDOH has sent the following reminder to providers, please read carefully. Remember, timely submission of this report is a criteria for receiving five points under compliance in the Quality Pool.

“This is a one-week reminder that the annual required Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Report is due to the New York State Department of Health by close of business May 2, 2016. The report must be submitted through the Health Electronic Response Data System (HERDS) on the Health Commerce System.

Please note: Some users may find data from the 2014-15 season preloaded in their report. However, all facilities and agencies regulated under the flu mask regulation are legally mandated to submit a report EACH flu season. The 2015-16 report opened on November 2, 2015; therefore, data submitted prior to November 2, 2015 will NOT count toward compliance with report submission in the 2015-16 season. Users can check the date their report was last submitted by clicking the "Review and Submit" button at the top or bottom of the form. If the date of the report was before November 2, 2015, then the user should click the "Enter or Modify Data" button to update and resubmit their data. After updating the data, the user should click "Save All" and then "Review and Submit". Finally, the user must click the "Submit to DOH" button. A report is not complete until the "Submit to DOH" button has been clicked.

Any users having difficulty updating or saving their data should contact the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Immunization at either (518) 473-4437 or immunize@health.ny.gov. Technical questions about the report or on the use of HERDS should be directed to the Health Emergency Preparedness Program at (518) 408-5163 or hseppny@health.ny.gov.”

NYSHFA CONTACT:

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