The COVID-19 National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Booster Reporting is a reporting program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is designed to provide real-time data on COVID-19 cases, outbreaks, and testing in health care facilities, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and outpatient facilities. The goal of the NHSN Booster Reporting is to help healthcare facilities track and control the spread of COVID-19, as well as to provide public health agencies with data they need to respond to the pandemic effectively.
Healthcare facilities participating in the NHSN Booster Reporting program are required to report specific data on a daily basis, including number of COVID-19 cases and outbreaks, testing results, and other relevant information. The data is then used to track the spread of the virus in health care facilities, identify areas of high transmission, and inform public health response efforts.
- COVID-19 NHSN Vaccination "Up To Date": The definition of up to date was refined in September 2022. As of this date, individuals are considered up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines during the surveillance period of September 26, 2022 – December 25, 2022 (Quarter 4) for the purpose of NHSN Surveillance if they meet (1) One of the following criteria:
- Received a bivalent booster dose.
- Received last booster dose less than 2 months ago.
- Completed primary series less than 2 months ago.
- In addition to the above, below are other relevant points for health care providers:
- As of September 2, 2022, the original Monovalent mRNA Vaccines are no longer authorized as a booster dose for people ages 12 years and older.
- Beginning September 26, 2022, most individuals should only be counted as up to date if they received an updated bivalent booster dose.
- If an individual has not received an updated bivalent booster dose, they would not be counted in question #5.
- The CDC recommends revising the facility specific report if facilities have reported incorrectly over the last few weeks.
- It is recommended to utilize the Person-Level (Event-Level) Vaccination Forms.
Overall, the COVID-19 NHSN Booster Reporting program is an important tool in the fight against the pandemic, as it helps healthcare facilities and public health agencies better understand the spread of the virus and respond accordingly.
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