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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.
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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.

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