As a reminder, nursing homes are required to submit HCP influenza data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) by May 15, 2023. The annual healthcare personnel influenza vaccination summary data must be reported through the NHSN HPS Component.
As a condition of licensure, all licensed healthcare facilities must:
- Offer free-of-charge, annual influenza vaccine to all personnel (full and part-time employees, contracted employees, volunteers, house staff and students).
- Document receipt of influenza vaccine administered within and outside the facility or document the declination of immunization; and
- Report information to DPH, documenting compliance with the vaccination requirement, in accordance with reporting and data collection guidelines of the Commissioner. DPH regulations do not allow for reporting unknown vaccine status.