Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare
CDC has posted an updated Quick Reference Guide: Reporting Up to Date COVID-19 Vaccination Status Through the COVID-19 Vaccination Modules dated January 2023. This is a 3-page Quick Reference Guide.
CDC appreciates facilities’ efforts with collecting and submitting data on individuals who are up to date with COVID-19 vaccines (Question #5) through NHSN. The data collected through the COVID-19 Vaccination Modules are critically important for understanding vaccination coverage across populations and facility types.
As a reminder, beginning with the week of September 26, 2022, through October 2, 2022, the new definition of up to date is based on receiving an updated (bivalent) booster dose.
• This means that most individuals should only be counted as up to date if they received an updated (bivalent) booster dose.
o Please note that individuals are also considered up to date if they completed their primary vaccination series within the past two months and are not yet eligible to receive an updated (bivalent) booster.
This document outlines some key points and examples for the current definition of up to date vaccination. Please note the guidance below is intended to inform reporting of COVID-19 vaccination data for NHSN surveillance purposes. For additional information on clinical considerations, please visit: Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC.
Another resource was updated on December 19, 2022 – COVID-19 Vaccination Modules: Key Terms.
This (17-page) 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, updates 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.
[NOTE: the Quick Reference Guide (above) is the January 2023 update is such an update.]