Early in the vaccination planning process, we decided to move the process out of employee health for a few different reasons. This has worked well. The vaccine administration process is tracked in EPIC (and not our EH EMR) and orders are under one of our system hospitalists. Of course, employee health is still very much involved and has been involved with logistics, administration, medical direction as needed throughout the process, etc. 

The State has now mandated that hospitals should designate at least 10% of each vaccine shipment received for vaccination of Phase 1A for non-hospital affiliated health care personnel in the community. There has been some planning for administration to high risk patients, etc.


Abhijay P. Karandikar, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Chief, Section of Occupational Medicine & Employee Health
Reading Hospital

On Thursday, January 7, 2021, 12:03:49 PM EST, Charles Hackett <dickenshackett@gmail.com> wrote:

Under what individual are your COVID Vaccine orders under?
Are you only vaccinating your employees?
Are you being asked to vaccinate non employees but hcw by your DOH
Charles Hackett MD, MPH 
Lifespan. EOHS Medical Director
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