The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently updated its guidance
to hospitals on the reporting of COVID-19-related data. Specifically, HHS requests that hospitals report data on COVID-19 vaccine administration to health care personnel and patients once per week, starting January 13th. The new data fields will be available in the HHS TeleTracking system and the associated data upload template. While reporting the data fields is optional at this time, HHS has indicated that it may publicly report facility-level data from these fields on the HHS Protect public portal in the future.