- 1 What are the documentation requirements for vaccine administration?
- 2 How do I get my full shot record?
- 3 What titers do I need for nursing school?
- 4 How do I get access to Ncir?
- 5 Is written consent required for vaccinations?
- 6 How far apart should vaccines be given if they are given in the same muscle?
- 7 What age is the pneumonia vaccine given?
- 8 What is a certified immunization record?
- 9 How can I access my child’s immunization records?
- 10 Do all nurses have to be vaccinated?
- 11 How do I get my titers checked?
- 12 What vaccines are required for healthcare workers?
- 13 How do I register for Ncid?
- 14 What is Ncir?
What are the documentation requirements for vaccine administration?
Federal requirements mandate that you document five things when you administer a vaccine:
- The name of the vaccine and the manufacturer;
- The lot number and expiration date of the vaccine;
- The date of administration;
- The name, address, title and signature (electronic is acceptable) of the person administering the vaccine;
How do I get my full shot record?
Check with your doctor or public health clinic. Keep in mind that vaccination records are maintained at doctor’s office for a limited number of years. Contact your state’s health department. Some states have registries (Immunization Information Systems) that include adult vaccines.
What titers do I need for nursing school?
- Hepatitis B: series of 3 shots for low or negative titers 1 month apart between the first & second, and five months apart between the second and the third.
- Varicella (chicken pox): 2 shots for low or negative titers 1 month apart.
How do I get access to Ncir?
For NCIR access, follow the steps below:
- Register online for an NCID account. ♦ Type the NCIR web address in your browser’s address bar: https://ncir.dhhs.state.nc.us.
- Confirm the creation of your NCID account within 3 days.
- Have your NCIR Administrator add you as a user.
Is written consent required for vaccinations?
There is no federal requirement for signed consent for any dose of a vaccine licensed for use by the FDA. The federal requirement is to provide all adult patients or parents/legal representatives of minor children with the appropriate VIS for each dose of vaccine administered.
How far apart should vaccines be given if they are given in the same muscle?
The deltoid muscle can be used if the muscle mass is adequate. If 2 vaccines are to be administered in a single limb, they should be spaced an inch apart (4, 24).
What age is the pneumonia vaccine given?
CDC recommends pneumococcal vaccination for all children younger than 2 years old and all adults 65 years or older. In certain situations, older children and other adults should also get pneumococcal vaccines.
What is a certified immunization record?
An immunization record is a comprehensive timeline of all vaccinations a patient has received. Good record-taking will ensure a patient can provide accurate immunization records required for certain jobs, travel, or school enrollment.
How can I access my child’s immunization records?
States’ immunization registry
- Your state’s immunization registry may have most, if not all, of your child’s records.
- Contact your state’s registry to request an official copy.
- Please be aware that the process for requesting records can vary greatly across states and can take some time to complete.
Do all nurses have to be vaccinated?
The ANA Board of Directors unanimously approved our position that all nurses should get vaccinated unless they have a medical issue that makes vaccination unadvisable.
How do I get my titers checked?
Taking the Antibody Titer Test Antibody titer testing requires a blood sample. The blood sample is normally drawn from a vein in your arm in a doctor’s office, hospital, laboratory, or other health clinic. Some tests can also use blood obtained from a finger prick.
What vaccines are required for healthcare workers?
If you are a healthcare worker, you should be vaccinated for:
- hepatitis B.
- influenza (flu)
- measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
- whooping cough (pertussis)
How do I register for Ncid?
In a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, go to North Carolina Identity Management (NCID) website at https://ncid.nc.gov. 4. At the bottom of the page, find the blue bar that says, “To register for a new NCID account click here:”. Click “Register!”
What is Ncir?
The North Carolina Immunization Registry (NCIR) is a secure, web-based clinical tool which is the official source for North Carolina immunization information. The NCIR takes the place of outdated handwritten charting of immunizations administered in the state.