Connecticut Children’s Vaccine Mandates For Staff Members This page was updated on January 20, 2022 Connecticut Children’s is committed to doing everything possible to keep our team members and our patient families safe. That’s why we require our staff to submit proof of receiving an annual flu shot and all COVID-19 vaccine doses at the appropriate intervals, which includes booster doses. Booster administration is provided within these defined intervals depending on which vaccine you received: 5 months from the second dose for Pfizer or Moderna recipients; and 2 months from the first dose for Johnson & Johnson recipients Note: If you were recently infected by COVID-19, you need to wait at least 30 days before receiving a booster shot. Please refer to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention’s website for guidance in choosing your booster shot. Who The Mandate Applies To The flu shot and COVID-19 vaccine/booster mandate applies to all staff of Connecticut Children’s, including team members, licensed independent practitioners, students, volunteers, contracted and traveling staff in all locations (including those who work remotely). If you were exempt from our flu shot mandate in 2021 or the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the initial series, please continue to follow the same guidelines. You do not need to apply for another exemption at this point in time. COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Mandate Timing Because our team members received the initial COVID-19 vaccine series at different times over the past year, Connecticut Children’s is not setting a specific deadline for everyone to submit their booster proof. Instead, we will continually track compliance and follow up as needed over time. Where to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine Initial Series Or Booster Dose Most of our team members were required to submit proof of receiving the full dosage of the Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccines in the fall of 2021. However, as new team members join our team or as team members come back from leaves of absence, they may still need to meet this requirement. If you need to receive an initial series of the COVID-19 vaccine or a booster dose, a clinic is available at Hartford Hospital at 85 Seymour Street from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET, Mondays through Saturdays. Please make an appointment through Hartford HealthCare’s MyChart. Note that walk-ins are not available at this location – MyChart is the only way to schedule an appointment. You can find other locations that offer the COVID-19 vaccine (including boosters) using this page, which is on the state’s website www.211ct.org. How to Submit Your COVID-19 Vaccine/Booster Proof To submit your proof of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine initial series or booster dose, complete this form. If you need help please call the Help Desk at 860.545.8090. If you are accessing this link inside Connecticut Children’s network, please click on “Your Company/Corporate Account” when logging in to use the form. If you are accessing the link from outside of our network, these instructions can help you. Your COVID-19 Vaccine/Booster Proof Needs To Include This Information Your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card must provide a full history of your COVID-19 vaccination: 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines plus one booster dose One dose for Johnson & Johnson plus one booster dose The card must also include your full name, date of birth, date, site and location of administration and the vaccine lot number. Need Help Finding Your COVID-19 Vaccine/Booster Proof? If you’re having trouble finding your COVID-19 vaccine or booster proof, these resources can help: Access CT WiZ, the Connecticut Immunization Information System; or Print a vaccine record from MyChart. If you received your booster outside of Connecticut, please provide a copy of your vaccine certificate from that state’s Immunization Information website. If You Need To Submit FLU SHOT Proof, Please Note The Following Our annual flu shot campaign for team members happens each fall. So, for the flu vaccine, at this time, you only need to take action if any of the following apply: You weren’t able to submit your proof in the fall 2021 campaign due to a leave of absence; You are a new team member; or You previously received an approved exemption or deferment and it no longer applies If any of these circumstances apply to you, you can receive your flu shot at your local doctor’s office, local pharmacy or big box store (e.g., Walgreen’s or CVS). Then submit your proof using this Form. If you are accessing this link inside Connecticut Children’s network, please click Company/Corporate Account” when logging in to use the form. If you are accessing the link from outside of our network, these instructions can help you. If you need help, please call the Help Desk at 860.545.8090. Once your proof is submitted, it needs to be validated by our Infection Prevention team to ensure it includes all of the following details – please make sure your proof includes all of these. If this information is not included, you will be asked to resubmit your proof. It won’t be considered compliant until these details are received. Name Date of birth Vaccine name/lot number, for both doses if appropriate Date of vaccine, for both does if appropriate Here are two examples of the type of document that is accepted: Important: Prescription stickers and/or store receipts, like the one below, are NOT accepted as valid proof: You Can Use This QR Code To Submit Proof of Either the COVID-19 Vaccine or Your Flu Shot If you prefer, you can submit your COVID-19 vaccine or flu shot proof using the QR code below from any mobile device. These instructions can help you or you can call the Help Desk at 860.545.8090.