CMS announced  a new Vaccination Reporting Requirement. Through issuance of an interim final rule, nursing facilities should begin reporting staff and resident vaccination rates in NHSN on a weekly basis. The proposed rule can be reviewed here and is anticipated to take effect on June 13.

CDC's updates to the COVID-19 Vaccine Reporting module in NHSN reflect this move towards mandatory reporting. These updates should contain updated Tables of Instructions. CDC has announced a training on May 11 at 3:30pm ET to review these updates. A recording of the training will be re-broadcast 4 more times: May 18, 20, 25, and 27. Register here for the live and recorded broadcasts and remember to sign on early. 

If you are having challenges accessing NHSN, please reach out to Beth Greenberg