Situation Report | March 22, 2021
The Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Report will open on Thursday, April 1, 2021 and must be electronically submitted to the state Department of Health (DOH) by June 1, 2021.
Under this requirement, home care agencies, hospices and other providers are required to document the number and percentage of personnel vaccinated against influenza for the current season and to complete this report.
This year’s report covers health care personnel (HCP) employed by or affiliated with your agency from October 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021. Your agency should enter available data in March and then resubmit as often as is necessary as new HCP join your organization and/or as they submit documentation of vaccination. The report may be accessed on the Health Electronic Response Data System (HERDS).
A pre-recorded webinar training session for the Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Report is available online under the heading “Training.”
Please ensure that the person completing the report at your facility views the pre-recorded webinar and reviews all instructions and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) available at the above website before completing the report.
Questions about the report should be directed to the New York State Bureau of Immunization at either (518) 473-4437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technical questions about the report or on the use of HERDS should be directed to the Health Emergency Preparedness Program at (518) 408-5163 or email@example.com.