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Vaccination Update

Late last week, the State issued guidance emphasizing the importance of accurately submitting all vaccination data in the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS) and Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR) to enable interoperability with the State’s Excelsior Pass app. All vaccinators are also required by Executive Order (EO) to report influenza and COVID-19 vaccination data to the systems within 24 hours of administration. All State providers are encouraged to register in NYSIIS and CIR to ensure timely and accurate reporting in the system. Long term care facilities partnering with pharmacies must allow the enrolled vaccinator administering the vaccine to report the data. However, for staff or residents who have received vaccinations out of state, an enrolled facility may update this information in NYSIIS. The guidance offers training in NYSIIS and CIR, more details on utilizing electronic health records with NYSIIS, as well as a NYSIIS connection to qualified entities (Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs)) participating in the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY).

The State also issued multiple updated vaccination guidance documents relating to transport and storage of the vaccine as well as more guidance on ordering vaccine supply. Members are encouraged to review these documents on the State Vaccination Program website here.

Contact: Meg Everett, meverett@leadingageny.org, 518-929-9342