Emergency Response
COVID-19

This site is a primary source of COVID-19 information for healthcare professionals and facilities. The situation is rapidly evolving and we will be updating real time as new information becomes available.

COVID-19 Hotline: 800-887-1456

COVID-19 Vaccination Information and Top FAQs.

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Top Specialties in Demand

Nursing
  1. Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  2. Telemetry
  3. Progressive Care Unit (PCU)
  4. Medical Surgical (MS)
  5. Operating Room (OR)

*AMN data as 7/13/2020

States with Highest Percentage Increase in Demand

  1. California
  2. Texas
  3. Florida
  4. Arizona
  5. North Carolina

*AMN data as 7/13/2020

Respect, Trust, Customer Focus, Innovation, Passion, Continuous Improvement

AMN Healthcare is facing unprecedented challenges created by the COVID-19 virus. We feel it is important to share information about how decisions are made at AMN during this crisis, and the ways we are balancing the impact of these decisions on our clients, healthcare professionals, team members and others that depend on AMN. We will be sharing insights and information on how AMN responds by Doing the Right Thing.

Top FAQs

I just received my vaccine and now my facility wants a TB test. What should I do?

If vaccination has been given and testing needs to be performed, the CDC recommends deferring TB Skin test, Quantiferon Gold, or T-Spot until 4 weeks after COVID-19 vaccine 2-dose completion.

Keep in mind the timing of any needed TB test updates as you plan vaccination for COVID-19. If possible, complete TB testing prior to receiving the vaccine. However, if this is not possible, work with your credentialing analyst to partner with the facility for next steps and possible exceptions.

Please refer to the CDC for additional information.

How long after vaccination should I wait to have my flu shot or other vaccine? How long after a different vaccine should I wait to have my COVID vaccine?

The CDC recommends a minimum interval of 14 days before or after administration with any other vaccines. However, there may be specific situations where the potential benefit outweighs the possible risks of administering vaccines more closely together. Your provider or healthcare department would advise in these unique situations.

How much time is suggested between the first and the second COVID-19 vaccination shot?

As of January 2021, per the CDC:
The mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series consist of two doses administered intramuscularly:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination dosage period is 3 weeks (21 days) apart
  • Moderna vaccination dosage period is 1 month (28 days) apart

 

However, there is a grace period that extends beyond these timeframes above. According to the CDC, the 2nd dose should be administered as close to the recommended interval as possible. However, if it is not feasible to adhere to the recommended interval, the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be scheduled for administration up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose.

The CDC has also issued guidelines for exceptional situations where the same m-RNA vaccine is not available for the 2nd dose. If the first dose product is NOT available, the 2nd dose can be administered using the alternate product at a minimum interval of 28 days.
For more information, click here.

If I get vaccinated at a location not affiliated with a hospital, what documentation do I need to share with AMN Healthcare?

If you choose to be vaccinated at a location not affiliated with a hospital within your state, please note the following guidelines from AMN Healthcare. Our goal is to assist and support you in this process and ensure that you receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine you receive.

  • Please make sure that your Provider is notified and aware that you are in the process of receiving and/or scheduled to receive the COVID-19 vaccination
  • Please register locally or with your state for the COVID-19 vaccine
  • If you are planning to receive your 2nd dose at your next assignment, please contact your AMN Healthcare Credentialing Analyst to coordinate in advance with the facility

 

Please note vaccine supply varies across states and facilities so it’s important to coordinate with our team to ensure there are no delays in you receiving your 2nd dose.

If I receive the COVID-19 vaccine, is it safe to receive another vaccine after?

Current guidelines from the CDC advise waiting a minimum of 14 days to receive any additional vaccinations after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. To learn more about the guidelines for flu vaccine, other vaccines and TB screening, please refer to this page from the CDC.

How will AMN Healthcare support me if I receive my first vaccine dose on one assignment and move to another assignment or stop working with AMN prior to receiving the2nd dose?

Our commitment to you, your health and safety is our priority. We encourage all healthcare providers to obtain the COVID-19 vaccination.

If you are ending one assignment and not sure if a future assignment can provide a 2nd dose, we strongly recommend you extend at your existing assignment, or wait to receive the vaccination at a location where you know you can obtain both doses.

With current limited vaccination supply, facilities generally only have one vaccine type. Your likelihood to receive the second dose increases if you stay within the same facility or health system.
Although AMN cannot guarantee an extension, we will work with both you and the facility for extension requests.

What protected or private health information (e.g. immunocompromised) can or will be shared with facility leaders in the prioritization of high-risk essential healthcare professionals?

AMN Healthcare protects your privacy and security of your personal health information. The healthcare facilities may request more information as part of their assessment prior to administering the COVID-19 vaccine to ensure your safety. Please let your AMN Healthcare representative know if you have any questions or concerns.

What are the current guidelines for pregnant healthcare professionals?

AMN Healthcare supports CDC guidelines for pregnant healthcare professionals. If you have any questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine, please speak with your medical provider. See additional FAQs from the CDC.

What is the process if I receive vaccine on my own at a pharmacy? Will I be charged for vaccine assessments and/or immunization?

If you receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a pharmacy, please provide the documentation to your AMN Healthcare representative.

How will AMN Healthcare support me if I have a medical issue after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?

We encourage you to contact the facility leader and follow the established facility policy and procedure. Remember that most vaccines have expected side effects to include sore arm, fatigue, low grade fever. These generally last only a day or two. (CDC Vaccine Side Effects)

If you develop severe symptoms or believe you are experiencing an allergic reaction, please seek medical attention at the facility designated location and inform your AMN Healthcare representative. For additional information, please refer to the CDC.

In addition to facility notification, please call the AMN COVID-19 Crisis Hotline at 800-887-1456 (option 2) to notify us of any serious medical issues that occur after vaccination. Our clinical managers are here to support you regarding vaccination-related side effects/reaction.

On the Front Lines:
Nurse Malaika Says – Help if You Can

We are so thankful for our travelers like Malaika. To all of the healthcare professionals out there, you continue to inspire us with your unwavering dedication to patient care.

“We are on this journey with you. Where we can serve, we will; where we can lean in, we are; and where we can make a difference, we will. The call to greatness is for all of us.”

Dr. Cole Edmonson, DPN, RN
Chief Experience and Clinical Officer

Emergency Response
COVID-19

This site is a primary source of COVID-19 information for healthcare professionals and facilities. The situation is rapidly evolving and we will be updating real time as new information becomes available.

COVID-19 Hotline: 800-887-1456

Dr. Patel Shares Her #CommitmentToCare Story

Thank you to Dr. Patel, and the other physicians across the country saving lives during this difficult time.

Top Specialties in Demand

Nursing
  1. Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  2. Medical Surgical (MS)
  3. Emergency Room (ER)
  4. Dialysis
  5. Telemetry
Allied
  1. Respiratory Therapist
Physician
  1. Advanced Practice
  2. IMSS
  3. Primary Care

*AMN data as 4/24/2020

Top Specialties in Demand

Nursing
  1. Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  2. Telemetry
  3. Progressive Care Unit (PCU)
  4. Medical Surgical (MS)
  5. Labor & Delivery (LD)
Allied
  1. Respiratory Therapist
Physician
  1. Advanced Practice
  2. IMSS
  3. Primary Care

*AMN data as 7/9/2020

States with Highest Percentage Increase in Demand

  1. California
  2. Texas
  3. Florida
  4. Arizona
  5. North Carolina

*AMN data as 7/9/2020