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CDC Update on COVID-19 Vaccination during Pregnancy
COVID medical exemption forms provided by LeAnn Gochenour RN, BSN, COHC of Valley Health Employee Health
COVID-10 Vaccine Requirement
Reqest for Religious Exemption COVID-19 Vaccinaton Form
Request for Medical Exemption COVID-19 Vaccination Form
Religious Examption COVID-19 Vaccination Request for Verification Form
Common COVID Vaccine Administration Errors to Watch For.
The COVID-19 Template is now on COVID-19 Healthcare ETS | Occupational Safety and Health Administration (osha.gov)
Click here to download COVID-19 Plan Template
- OSHA’s COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), paragraph (c), requires employers to develop and implement a COVID-19 plan for each workplace to protect workers from COVID-19. If an employer has more than 10 employees, the plan must be written. Employers may use this template to develop a COVID‑19 plan for their workplace.
Jul 9, 2021
COVID-19 Healthcare Worksite Checklist & Employee Job Hazard Analysis
Emergency Temporary Standard Recorded Webinar and Resources
OSHA has posted a webinar on the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for Healthcare publically, which provides an overview of the standard for healthcare settings.
OSHA also continues to provide resources and tools for employers and workers on the ETS, including:
Information on the ETS
Tools and Resources for Implementing the ETS
Finally, OSHA also recently added an FAQ related to best practices for protecting workers regardless of vaccination status to the non-ETS FAQs. For more information about COVID-19 and the ETS please visit OSHA’s COVID-19 webpage and OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard webpage.
Inspection Procedures for the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has today published Inspection Procedures for the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), which establishes OSHA’s field inspection and enforcement procedures designed to ensure uniformity in enforcing the ETS when addressing workplace exposures to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease. The ETS, including the two main sections, 29 CFR § 1910.502 (Healthcare) and 29 CFR § 1910.504 (Mini Respiratory Protection Program), became effective on June 21, 2021. Compliance with most provisions is required by July 6, 2021, and with training, ventilation, and barrier provisions by July 21, 2021. Additional information about COVID-19 and the ETS is available on OSHA’s COVID-19 webpage and Emergency Temporary Standard webpage.
COVID-19 Vaccine – A Brief Review presented by Wendy Thanassi
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Recorded Webinar - “Understanding COVID-19 and the Workplace, Vaccinations and Return to Work (90 min.)" presented by Dr. John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on May 20, 2021.
Click here to access to the recorded webinar. This presentation packed with useful information for your practice.
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ Interim Recommendation for Allocating Initial Supplies of COVID-19 Vaccine
Harvard Grand Rounds - The Quest for a COVID-19 Vaccine
COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance/Consent Form Sample
Provided by Lora Vitali, RN, BSN, MSHA
TB Tests and mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines - CDC Recommendation
Learning from Errors with the New COVID-19 Vaccines
On January 14, 2021, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) published Learning from Errors with the New COVID-19 Vaccines.
Feb 2020 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Pfizer has submitted new data to the US FDA demonstrating the stability of the vaccine when stored at -25C to -15C, temperatures more commonly found in pharmaceutical freezers. The data to FDA is to support a proposed update to the EUA Prescribing Information, which would allow for vaccine vials to be stored at these temperatures for a total of 2 weeks, as an alternative or complement to storage in ultra-low temperature freezers. Please find the Pfizer press release here.
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources for Healthcare Personnel
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) has developed many new resources to help healthcare personnel stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination information, including:
Anaphylaxis After Receiving First Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine
Anaphylaxis is potentially life-threatening and requires preparedness to start immediate treatment. CDC published Allergic Reactions including Anaphylaxis after Receipt of the First Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine—United States, December 14–23, 2020
VaxText Sends Reminders about Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose
CDC’s VaxText is a text messaging platform that can remind vaccine recipients who enroll about timing of second COVID-19 vaccine doses. The service is free. People text ENROLL to 1-833-VaxText (829-8398) to start getting their weekly second dose reminders in either English or Spanish.
VaxText can also receive information on COVID-19 vaccines and links to additional information on CDC websites. VaxText encourages patients to sign up for V-safe, a tool that allows people to record their health status after vaccination.
COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Toolkit
The CDC has provided some great resources for spreading the word in your facilities about COVID-19 Vaccines. Download these printable posters here!