Vaccination Olympics Campaign


Vaccination Olympics LogoThe Network 3 Vaccination Olympics Campaign aims to promote the importance and benefits of vaccinations to ensure the safety of ESRD patients and to recognize facilities’ commitments to promoting and increasing vaccination rates for their patients and staff. 

Campaign Objectives

The main goal of the campaign is to urge greater engagement and importance around immunization for dialysis facility staff and patients.
 
As part of the 2022-2023 campaign, Quality Insights and partners aim to:
  • Demonstrate the value of vaccines for the health of individuals on dialysis, and dialysis staff
  • Highlight the need to build on immunization progress while addressing gaps

How to Participate

  1. Post the pledge form in the facility waiting room and staff lounge. A Spanish version of the pledge form is also available. 
  2. Join the Campaign today and pledge to implement activities to educate and promote vaccinations.
  3. Achieve 90% Influenza vaccination of eligible* patients.  
  4. Achieve 90% Influenza vaccination of eligible* staff.  
  5. Achieve an additional 10% increase in the number of patients receiving a PCV 13 from baseline to the end of the OY1. 
  6. Ensure 90% of dialysis patients receive a PPSV 23 by the end of the OY1 period.
  7. Ensure 85% of dialysis patients over 65 years old receive a PPSV 23 by the end of OY1. 
  8. Achieve a minimum of 80% of dialysis patients receiving a primary COVID-19 vaccination and/or vaccination series. 
  9. Achieve a minimum of 80% of dialysis patients fully vaccinated dialysis patients to receive any additional CDC and/or CMS recommended COVID-19 vaccinations.
  10. Ensure 100% of dialysis facility staff receive an primary COVID-19 vaccination and/ or vaccination series.
  11. Ensure 100% of dialysis staff fully vaccinated dialysis patients to receive any additional CDC and/or CMS recommended COVID-19 vaccinations.
The 2022-2023 campaign will run from July 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023.

Recognition

A facility will earn a GOLD medal for achieving the Network goals for each of the vaccination Olympic events listed below. To be recognized as a Network Vaccination Olympics winner, the facility must earn a GOLD medal for all vaccination Olympic events. 
  • Influenza (patients and staff), 
  • COVID-19 (patients and staff), 
  • Pneumonia (patients) 
  • 2021-2022 Vaccination Olympics Campaign Top Gold Medalists 
    • New Jersey – FKC Bayonne
    • Puerto Rico – FMC Yauco
EQRS and NHSN data will be used to monitor progress toward medal achievement. Facility level progress reports will be provided to participating facilities. 

Vaccination Pledge

The following facilities have taken the pledge:
(Coming soon)

Why Vaccines are Important

In the U.S., vaccines have greatly reduced or eliminated many infectious diseases that once routinely killed or harmed infants, children, and adults. However, the viruses and bacteria that cause these diseases still exist and you can still get these diseases if you aren’t vaccinated.

Source: CDC Reasons to Vaccinate

Key Messages to Share with Patients and Staff

Vaccines Are Very Safe
  • Vaccines are tested and monitored. Vaccines go through years of testing before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licenses them for use. Both the CDC and FDA continue to track the safety of all licensed vaccines.
  • Vaccine side effects are usually mild and go away in a few days. The most common side effects include soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot was given. Severe side effects are very rare.
  • Vaccines are one of the safest ways to protect your health. Talk with your doctor about the vaccines you should safely receive based on your health or other conditions.

Interventions

Vaccination Resources

COVID-19

Influenza

Pneumonia 

For assistance with the implementation of strategies to improve vaccination, contact Annabelle Perez at aperez@qualityinsights.org.