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Multisociety Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination as a Condition of Employment

Endorsed by SHEA, AMDA, APIC, HIVMA, IDSA, PIDS, and SIDP

  • Press release. Contact Beth Casteel: bcasteel@thereisgroup.com
  • Full text in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (ICHE) 
  • Citation: Weber DJ, Al-Tawfiq J, Babcock H, Bryant K, Drees M, Elshaboury R, Essick K, Fakih M, Henderson D, Javaid W, Juffras D, Jump RLP, Lee F, Malani AN, Mathew T, Murthy AR, Nace D, O’Shea T, Pettigrew E, Pettis AM, Schaffzin J, Shenoy ES, Vaishampayan J, Wiley Z, Wright SB, Yokoe D, Young H. Multisociety Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination as a Condition of Employment for Healthcare Personnel. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. Cambridge University Press; 2021;1–46.

Board of Trustees Statements

Guidance

  • COVID-19 Guidelines (IDSA-led; SHEA and PIDS representatives; SHEA GLC and Board review):

Webinars and Podcasts

Podcasts 

(available via LearningCE, iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify)

Webinars

(presentation and slides available via LearningCE; Town Halls also available via Facebook Live)

Weekly Updates

Bi-weekly email with SHEA updates, federal agency news, guidance, and guidelines, education and events, trade press, journal articles, white papers, news highlights, and featured social media. Available by date and by month, February 10 to present.

Education

Prevention Course in HAI Knowledge and Control (Prevention CHKC)

  • 11 expert-authored, interactive, half-hour modules on hand hygiene, environmental control, device-associated infection prevention, pneumonia prevention, and more
  • 6.75 credit hours for frontline personnel

SHEA/CDC Outbreak Response Training Program (ORTP)

(no cost, publicly available)

Policy

Statements

  • Recommendations to Prepare for a Fall Surge of COVID-19 Cases IDSA, HIVMA, and SHEA

Advocacy

  • SHEA-led campaign for the Trump Administration to use the full authority the Defense Production Act (DPA) to create a sustainable and predictable domestic supply personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Signatory on letter by the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association to alleviate shortage of ventilators and PPE.
  • Signatory on letter from the Coalition for Health Funding advocating for funding priorities for the fourth phase COVID-19 emergency response appropriations bill.

Collaboration

  • Weekly meeting among CDC, and SHEA staff and Board members, APIC, CSTE, and public health stakeholders.
  • Coordinator of ad hoc interest group representing organizations across the public health and medical supply chain sectors to share information on hospital procurement of PPE, testing supplies, and ventilators.

Research

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (ICHE)

ICHE COVID-19 articles, commentaries, and letters to the editor are freely available.

  • Cambridge University Press waiving open access fees for COVID-19 related publications on request
  • ICHE expediting COVID-19 related submissions

SHEA COVID-19 Research Agenda

COVID-19 Research Agenda for Healthcare Epidemiology

Identifies gaps in understanding of the epidemiology, transmission, and individual and public health consequences of viral diseases to inform clinical practice, policy, and prevention strategies for COVID-19 and future pandemics.

Mody L, Akinboyo IC, Babcock HM, Bischoff WE, Cheng VC-C, Chiotos K, Claeys KC, Coffey KC, Diekema DJ, Donskey CJ, Ellingson KD, Gilmartin HM, Gohil SK, Harris AD, Keller SC, Klein EY, Krein SL, Kwon JH, Lauring AS, Livorsi DJ, Lofgren ET, Merrill K, Milstone A, Monsees EA, Morgan DJ, Perri LP, Pfeiffer CD, Rock C, Saint S, Sickbert-Bennett E, Skelton F, Suda KJ, Talbot TR, Vaughn VM, Weber DJ, Wiemken TL, Yassin MH, Ziegler MJ, Anderson DJ. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. Cambridge University Press; 2021;1–81.

SHEA Research Network (SRN)

"Policies and Practices of SHEA Research Network Hospitals during the COVID-19 Pandemic"

A ‘point-in-time’ snapshot of the urgent experiences hospitals and healthcare personnel faced in the fight against COVID-19. This study was conducted during April 2020 with 69 SRN healthcare facilities.

Michael S. Calderwood, Valerie M. Deloney, Deverick Anderson, Vincent Chi-Chung Cheng, Shruti Gohil, Jennie H. Kwon, Lona Mody, Elizabeth Monsees, Valerie Vaughn, Timothy Wiemken, Matthew J. Ziegler, Eric Lofgren. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. June 2020. 

COVID-by-the-Week

Weekly survey of SHEA members from March 22 to June 6 on:

  • Status of supplies and resiliency, evaluated on a scale from "sustainable for pandemic" to "crisis level (almost out/none)":
  • Top 3 concerns
  • Topics and concerns assessed: respirators, masks, gowns, gloves, face shields, ventilators, tests or testing components, isolation rooms, beds, new and/or diverging guidance or recommendations, non-COVID care, personnel training, symptoms that should prompt testing, reliability of test results, frontline workforce (FTE, part-time, resiliency), lab workforce (FTE, part-time, resiliency), time for training, lab workforce resiliency, medications, personal resiliency

Analysis and key findings (PDF); submitted comments are available to members via MySHEA.

Press

Contact bcasteel@thereisgroup.com and tmoore@thereisgroup.com for press inquiries.

SHEA COVID-19 Press Room:

MySHEA