IMPORTANT: NEW REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
Hospitals, long-term care skilled nursing facilities, dialysis facilities and free-standing ambulatory surgical centers are required to report influenza vaccinations, documented contraindications, and informed declination rates for staff in accordance with ORS 442.851 and OARS 333-018-0000 through 333-018-0145. All facilities were notified of this reporting requirement in September 2011.
There are two documents to assist in collecting data:
- Attachment A (pdf) represents the content of the annual healthcare worker influenza vaccination survey.
- Attachment B (pdf) includes definitions for the data fields in the survey form (Attachment A).
NEW REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
Starting with the 2014 – 2015 influenza season, Oregon will no longer collect Oregon-specific questions regarding vaccine delivery and promotion strategies.
Please input your facility’s rates before May 20, 2016 using the appropriate survey outlined below:
Hospitals (Acute Care Facilities)
New definition for counting healthcare personnel in an Acute Care Facility as of 2014-2015 season:
- Acute care hospital inpatient and outpatient counts are to be combined and submitted on a single influenza vaccination summary data form.
- Inpatient and outpatient units/departments must share the same CMS Certification Number (CCN) as the hospital AND be physically attached to the acute care facility OR be co-located on the same medical campus and function as units of the acute care facility.
Inpatient Rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) and Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs)
Starting with the 2014 – 2015 influenza season, in order to fulfill the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reporting requirement, IRFs and ASCs must enroll in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and submit healthcare personnel influenza vaccination data using the NHSN Influenza Vaccination Module.
Long-term Care Facilities (LCTFs)
Long-term care facilities must complete the Healthcare Worker Influenza Vaccination Survey by either using the documents listed above or by completing this on-line survey.
New for Outpatient Dialysis Facilities
Beginning with the 2015 – 2016 influenza season, outpaient dialysis facilieits must submit healthcare personnel influenza vaccination data using the NHSN Influenza Vaccination Module.
Helpful NHSN training links:
Please contact Monika Samper or call 971-673-1111 with any questions.
Healthcare Worker Influenza Vaccination Report
Visit our Publications page to find current and previous reports based on this data.