NHSN Modifies 'Up to Date' definitions for LTC Reporting Requirements
- By: Danielle Watford
- On: 06/29/2022 12:29:53
- In: Legislative/Government Affairs
The NHSN now considers individuals up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines, during the October 2021 – June 2022 surveillance period, if they've received all recommended doses in their primary vaccine series and received at least one booster dose.
Individuals currently DO NOT need to receive a second booster dose to be considered up to date, officials with NHSN wrote in its May 2022 guidance to providers.
The CDC recently changed its up to date definition after it decided to strengthen COVID-19 booster recommendations for seniors. The agency now says that those 50 and older should receive a second booster four months or more after their first booster to be considered up to date with their shots.
In order to help facilities understand all the nuanced definitions between NHSN and CDC we have compiled a list of NHSN resource documents for members to reference when submitting this mandatory reporting.
Below are helpful reference documents from NHSN:
- NHSN COVID Vaccine Reporting Refresher
- Cumulative Data Reporting FAQ
- Weekly HCP Vaccination Reporting FAQ
- 'Up to Date' Guidance June 2022
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