6.1.22 Update: CDC Changes Up To Date Definition

The CDC recently released new information on the COVID-19 vaccine and the latest definition of up to date. Staff and residents are considered up to date when all doses in the primary series and all boosters recommended for you, when eligible, have been received. The revised guidance to staff and residents that are 50 or over now includes the second booster dose when eligible. CMS Guidance states that SNF and Residents staff need to follow CDC Guidance to be considered “up to date.”

If you are receiving this text message, you are no longer considered to be up to date according to the CDC.

As with other diseases, you are protected best from COVID-19 when you stay up to date with the recommended vaccines. The COVID-19 vaccine is effective at protecting people, especially those who are boosted, from getting seriously ill and being hospitalized. Please take a moment to watch this information from Kayla Porter, Infection Preventionist, regarding changes from CDC on vaccine recommendations, what precautions will be taken if not up to date and the effective date

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Important things to remember:

  • Boosters doses can be scheduled at thriftywhite.com
  • If you do not receive your booster, you will be required to test twice weekly. This testing will begin on June 6.
  • If you are exposed to someone who tests positive, your compensation for shifts missed will come from your PTO or be unpaid.
  • If you have additional questions, please contact Kayla Porter at 701.787.7952 or Carra Hindberg at 701.787.7839.