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

Where can I obtain the vaccine?

Fortunately, the availability of the free COVID vaccine has increased greatly. Vaccines are available at large clinics, physician offices, urgent care centers, and local pharmacies. Check with these resources or local state/county websites.

Will my assignment be cancelled if I am not vaccinated?

This varies based on the assignment and the facility requirements. Your recruiter will work with you to find another assignment if your existing assignment has to be cancelled.

What if I am not vaccinated and am not able to be vaccinated?

Please make your recruiter aware that you are not able to be vaccinated. Your recruiter will work with you to find facilities that do not require vaccination or allow for religious or medical exemption for the vaccine. Healthcare professional may have the option to decline depending on the state, local and client mandate. You can use the following declination form. Please note that you may need to show supportive documentation based on your reason for declination. Please work with your credentialing analyst to understand what documentation is needed for your assignment. Please keep in mind the list of facilities, schools and states with vaccine mandates is constantly changing. Some facilities that do not require COVID-19 vaccination may require frequent testing.

How do I submit proof that I have received the COVID-19 vaccination?

Please send proof of your vaccination status to the email address that corresponds with the division you work in.

What facilities are requiring COVID-19 vaccinations?

AMN continues to receive updated vaccine mandates from the state and local municipalities as well as client mandates. For specific questions related to your current or upcoming assignment please reach out to your AMN representative.

Am I required to get the COVID-19 vaccination?

While federal, state, local, and facility-level requirements vary, the list of facilities that require healthcare providers be vaccinated is growing. Depending on the state and client clinicians may be able to provide a declination for request for religious or medical exemption. We do have a few clients that have mandates in states that don’t have mandates that may accept personal declination as well. As with any exemption request supporting documentation would be required. Medical supporting documentation typically would need to be a written statement from a licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant that, in the physician’s, nurse practitioner’s or physician assistant’s professional judgment, the COVID-19 vaccine may be medically inadvisable. For religious exemption we would need written statement from your religious leader and/or for a clinician to complete a form to request religious accommodation based on an individual’s sincere religious beliefs. Facility-level requirements will then dictate the requirements clinicians must follow in order to continue to work, i.e., frequent testing, PPE.

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 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.

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.

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