F 883 Guidance to Surveyors
483.80(d) Influenza and pneumococcal immunizations
The intent of this regulation is to:
- Minimize the risk o resident acquiring, transmitting, or experiencing complications from influenza an pneumococcal disease by ensuring that each resident:
- Is informed about the benefits and risks of immunizations: and
- Has the opportunity to receive the influenza and pneumococcal vaccine(s), unless medically contraindicated, refused or was already immunized
- Ensure documentation in the resident’s medical record of the information/education provided regarding the benefits and risks of immunization and the administration or the refusal of or medical contraindications to the vaccine(s).