Vaccine Administration - Preparation

Create a list of all staff and/or residents who will be vaccinated and register them in PrepMod when creating the clinic/vaccination event.

 

 Create a schedule for staff vaccination including staggering


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 Develop standing orders/standardized procedures for vaccine administration.


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 Develop or use internal procedures to obtain assent or consent for staff and/or residents


Every recipient must receive a EUA fact sheet (Pfizer and Moderna fact sheets available in 20 languages). Persons receiving the vaccine must assent to vaccination. Consent is neither required nor prohibited.

 Create a procedure to document declinations for staff


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 Separate and store PPE and vaccine administration supplies

Ensure additional vaccine administration supplies are available: PPE, sharps containers, alcohol wipes, cotton balls, and additional safety syringes.

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 Plan for adverse reactions


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 Create a return to work and testing protocol


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 Ensure emergency cart supplies

Ensure emergency cart supplies are sufficient for treating adverse reactions. (i.e. Benadryl, Epinephrine)

 

 Familiarize staff with the VAERS reporting system and reportable events.

 

 Identify fixed site(s) within your facility to administer the vaccine for staff and/or residents.

 

 Identify a mobile mechanism within your facility to administer the vaccine for staff and/or residents who are mobile.

 

 Identify team compositions

 

 Review best practices for immunizations with staff and train staff in advance or use just in time training.


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 Ensure staff are appropriately trained to identify age

Ensure staff is appropriately trained to identify age-appropriate anatomical sites for intramuscular (IM) injections.

 

 Ensure staff is using proper hand hygiene

Ensure staff is using proper hand hygiene (e.g. wash hands for 20 seconds before administering vaccines, change gloves between patients, and anytime they become soiled). (See CDC hand hygiene recommendations).

 

 Begin engaging and provide COVID-19 vaccine resources for staff and residents


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 Develop a system to generate reminders to administer the second dose at the designated interval.

 

 Create a process to reconcile vaccination with your facility’s MAR.

 

 


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