CDC Updating and Simplifying NHSN Modules

COVID-19; Programs and Resources

Based on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, increased availability of vaccines, and feedback from long-term care (LTC) facilities and National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) users, the CDC is updating and simplifying the NHSN modules on weekly reporting of COVID-19 vaccination data for LTC facility residents and health care personnel.

To review these updates to the NHSN Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Modules for LTC facilities, NHSN will host one live training webinar and four re-broadcasts of the webinar. The training is designed for facilities who are currently using these NHSN modules and facilities that are new to reporting these data.

Participants in these listen-only webinars will have the opportunity ask questions via the live chat function. Capacity is limited, so please register for one today using the registration links below. If several individuals at one facility would like to attend a webinar, it is recommended that they call in using only one phone line to maximize the number of participants.

The live training on Tuesday, May 11 will be rebroadcast four more times followed by live question and answer sessions held on the following dates. The Registration link for the live and additional trainings is listed below. Select one training date from the drop-down feature.

Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 3:30 PM Eastern

Replay Sessions (all at 3:30 PM Eastern):
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Thursday, May 27, 2021

Register in advance for one of the webinar dates:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar. Please note that registration for each training is limited. The content for all webinars is the same, so facilities only need to register for one of the webinars.

These trainings will strengthen facilities’ understanding of reporting weekly data and will give facilities updated information on the following:

  • Definition of eligible healthcare personnel
  • Medical contraindications and exclusions for COVID-19 vaccination
  • Streamlined COVID-19 vaccine supply questions
The training will also review reporting which is no longer required or requested:

  • ​Counts of vaccine adverse events
  • History of previous SARS-CoV-2 infection​
In addition to introducing these updates, the training will review how to tabulate weekly cumulative vaccinations. Cumulative vaccination data include the number of individuals who have ever received COVID-19 vaccination (at the facility or elsewhere) since it became available in December 2020.

The training will also be posted to the NHSN website. Facilities can also access these resources.

Facilities may contact the CDC with questions at NHSN@cdc.gov using ‘COVID-19 Vaccination’ in the subject line of the message.​