NHSN Tracking of COVID-19 Vaccination for Residents and Staff

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) now allows long term care facilities to report weekly COVID-19 vaccination data for residents and healthcare personnel.

Weekly reporting is currently optional. CDC is promoting weekly reporting through NHSN as the COVID-19 Vaccination Module allows for reporting of vaccination percentages that are consistent over time within a single facility and comparable across facilities.

Tracking and reporting also allows CDC to identify vaccination coverage gaps that can target efforts to improve vaccination.

Access CDC training materials (e.g., data collection forms, instructions for completing forms, presentation slides) here. CDC’s presentation and Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting Guidance    are available on the CDC website as well.