The State of Illinois Starts site to share vaccination Data Within Long Term Care Facilities

To help ensure transparency, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today that COVID-19 vaccination data for both residents and staff in long-term care (LTC) facilities is now available on the IDPH website at dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-data. Because LTC facilities have experienced a significant portion of COVID-19 deaths, particularly early in pandemic, this resource will be utilized used for tracking COVID-19 vaccinations for both staff and residents in facilities across state. he new site will display an interactive map where the user can choose to view either the percentage of staff or percentage of residents who have been vaccinated.  The site will also show weekly confirmed cases, total confirmed cases, weekly COVID-19 deaths, total COVID-19 deaths, and vaccination rates The data is derived from the Nursing Home COVID-19 Public File, a federal resource that includes data reported by nursing homes to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Healthcare Safety Network Long Term Care Facility COVID-19 Module: Surveillance Reporting Pathways and COVID-19 Vaccinations. Nursing homes are required to report vaccinations of residents and staff to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. More information about these guidelines can be found in the Vaccination Immunization Requirements memorandum.

 

 

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