Updates to NHSN and Quarterly COVID Vaccine Reporting

COVID-19; Research and Data

A recent update to the NHSN application includes the following: 

  1. If you use the optional Person-Level COVID-19 Vaccination Forms to submit your weekly COVID-19 vaccination data, demographic variables are now required for individuals currently in the facility (i.e., those without an end date or discharge date) in order to save and submit data. Please keep in mind that if you are unable to obtain this information, you can select ‘Unknown’.  
  2. The Long-Term Care COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage bar chart reports are once again available for use. These reports are called “Bar Chart – LTC HCP COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage” and “Bar Chart – LTC Resident COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage”.  

CMS Reporting Deadline

The deadline for quarterly reporting of COVID-19 vaccination coverage data for long-term care facilities to fulfill CMS Quality Reporting Program requirements covering Quarter 2 of 2022 (April 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022) is November 15, 2022. 
For questions about this update, please send an e-mail to the NHSN Helpdesk at NHSN@cdc.gov​ with ‘COVID-19 Vaccination” in the e-mail subject line.