New York State Vaccine Tracker Reporting and Eligibility Update
New York State Vaccine Tracker Reporting Update The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is modifying the frequency of New York State Vaccine Tracker reporting. Effective immediately, providers receiving COVID-19 vaccine no longer need to report daily and must now report to the Vaccine Tracker on both Mondays and Thursdays by 10:00 a.m. The Vaccine Tracker questions will remain the same. However, DOH has clarified that providers must complete the Vaccine Tracker until they deplete their supply for the week and report an on-hand inventory of 0 vaccine doses. Once a provider has reported 0 vaccine doses on hand and if they receive no further allocations, they do not need to continue completing the Tracker until they once again are provided with a supply of vaccine, at which time they should resume submitting responses to the Tracker on the new schedule. FQHCs can submit questions about the Vaccine Tracker to email@example.com. Updated DOH Guidance: March 17 Eligibility Expansion DOH issued updated guidance to reinforce that starting today, March 17, vaccine eligibility expands to include additional public-facing essential workers:
Public-facing government and public employees
Not-for-profit workers who provide public-facing services to New Yorkers in need
Essential in-person public-facing building service workers
To align with the expanded eligibility, vaccine providers except pharmacies will be permitted to vaccinate any eligible individual (full list here). Pharmacies, however, will continue to focus on individuals over the age of 60, teachers, school staff, and childcare workers, and according to the updated guidance, are now also authorized to vaccinate individuals with eligible comorbidities or underlying conditions.