CDC considers electronic verification of staff vaccinations – GCN
CDC considers electronic verification of staff vaccinations
As agencies plan to implement the Biden administration’s executive order requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for federal employees and contractors, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a request for advice from sources asking information to suppliers on the electronic verification of COVID-19 vaccinations and tests for its staff. of approximately 25,000 employees.
Under the executive order, agencies are to require employees to document their COVID-19 vaccination record that includes the date of the vaccine and the name of the healthcare organization providing the vaccine, according to an FAQ on SaferFederalWorkforce.gov. This documentation can be a paper or digital record that displays the required information.
The CDC is researching what is commonly referred to as a “vaccine passport,” although the term does not appear anywhere in contract documents, to verify employee vaccinations and monitor tests on the approximately 5,000 CDC employees who travel to the CDC. foreigner for work every year. Many of these travelers will be required to provide authenticated vaccines and test data upon arrival in certain countries.
The agency is also interested in whether a vendor can integrate data from CDC staff systems and support back-end connections with data from drugstore chains, state immunization systems, and non-healthcare systems. public, as well as whether a vendor’s product is recognized and used in the United States and internationally.
The CDC is seeking responses from suppliers by October 5.
A longer version of this article first appeared on FCW.
Adam Mazmanian is editor-in-chief of FCW.
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