Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare
NHSN has posted an update to the COVID-19 Vaccination Modules: Understanding Key Terms and Up to Date Vaccinationguidance document (7 pages) as of June 21, 2022.
This document defines key terms related to COVID-19 vaccination for the purpose of NHSN public health surveillance. Facilities can review these definitions when reporting data through the NHSN COVID-19 Vaccination Modules.
This document will be updated to reflect any changes as COVID-19 vaccination guidance evolves (for example, revisions to CDC’s up to date vaccination definition). This document will be updated quarterly. Use the definitions for the reporting period associated with the reporting weeks included in your data submission.
Please share this document with your team – in particular staff responsible for NHSN reporting.