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Updated Guidance for EMS to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination (1.1.21)

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Policy 20-09: “Guidance for EMS Personnel to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination”.  This has some information listed in 20-08 and has several sections added or updated.

20-09 Guidance for Emergency Medical Services Personnel to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination Updated 01.01.21

Some highlights of policy 20-09:
• New vaccination sites starting week of January 3rd (additional lists to come out as sites become available)
• Additional information on scheduling EMS Providers
• Prioritization and qualification of staff for the vaccine
• Vaccination of EMS Providers under the age of 18
• Vaccination of EMS providers who had a positive test for COVID 19
• Vaccination of EMS providers who receive quarantine orders
• Documentation of proof of EMS affiliation required at vaccination site
• Reporting method if issues at vaccination site
• Post vaccination requirements related to quarantine and/or travel guidance
• Collection of Insurance Information
• EMS Providers as vaccinators

If you any questions please e-mail COVIDemsinfo@health.ny.gov at any time.

We will be working on regular communication related to vaccination of EMS providers. Please send in questions, comments and/or suggestions and we will work to responses to future guidance documents or on regular Statewide EMS Leadership conference calls.

Happy New Year! Here is to a wonderful 2021!

Ryan

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Ryan P. Greenberg
Director
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services & Trauma Systems

New York State Department of Health
875 Central Avenue, Albany, New York 12206

Important! EMS Contacts and Communications

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On behalf of the entire team of EMS physicians and administrative staff at the UBMD Emergency Medicine EMS Division, we would like to wish everyone a happy New Year!

We are sending a quick reminder for all EMS officers and key contacts to review and update their agency information in the UBMD EMS Portal.  As the primary interface for EMS officials and medical directors, it is very important to ensure the Portal represents accurate contact information.  Particularly, as the COVID vaccine is rolled out, there is sensitive information which we have been directed to disseminate ONLY to EMS contacts.  Therefore, we export contact information from the Portal and do not share via this platform.

Also, we ask EMS leaders to encourage ALL of their providers to register with this communication forum.  Doing so will help ensure timely delivery of training and operational information.  Providers self-register on our website’s home page at: www.ubmdems.com

Lastly, the primary email account for the UBMD EMS Division is ubmdems@buffalo.edu .  Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need to contact anyone from our office.

Let’s continue to be EMS Strong and work for a better 2021!

Vaccination Plan Briefing Today at 17:30

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At 17:30 today, the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems is hosting an EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing to discuss the Vaccination Plan for EMS Providers and other EMS Operational discussion points. (see registration link below).

If you are planning to attend the EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing on the Vaccination Plan for EMS Providers and have a question, please complete the online form (https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/nys-covid-19-response-ems-agency) before 14:00 on Wednesday so your question will be ready.

Please remember to register for the meeting:

Event number: 178 983 9745
Event password: COVID2020

Program: COVID-19 EMS Agency Update
Program address: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?PRID=a4f8f0b98ae2c467c4f50714977b0c26
Program registration password: The program has no registration password

Thank you for all that you do!

EMS STRONG!

Peter L. Brodie, BS, AEMT
Deputy Chief, Data and Informatics Unit
EMS Data Manager
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems

EMS Vaccination Plan Update Briefing Today

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At 17:00 today, the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems is hosting an ad hoc EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing to discuss the Vaccination Plan for EMS Providers. (see registration link below).

If you are planning to attend the EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing on the Vaccination Plan for EMS Providers TODAY at 17:00 and have a question, please complete the online form (https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/nys-covid-19-response-ems-agency) before 14:00 today so your question will be ready.

Please remember to register for the meeting:

Event number: 178 829 6791
Event password: WFvmQgNq458

Program: COVID-19 EMS Agency Update
Program address: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?PRID=a4f8f0b98ae2c467c4f50714977b0c26
Program registration password: The program has no registration password

2020 EMS Mobilization Contract Polling Survey

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EMS Agency Leaders,

Please take a few minutes to answer the survey link below. The survey is a quick 11 questions for the purpose of polling the EMS agencies across NYS to determine which agencies may be interested in entering into a contract for service with the NYS DOH BEMSATS. Even if your agency is not interested in entering into a contract we ask that you please answer the survey. We ask that you respond by 12pm on 12/23/2020.

https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/2020-ems-mobilization-contract-p

Thank you in advance.

Donald Trzepacz Jr.
District Chief / Investigator
Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Guidance for EMS Personnel to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination

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Please see the attached document “Guidance for Emergency Medical Services Personnel to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination”.

We wanted to make sure this document got out as quickly as possible and recognize it will generate additional questions.

A Statewide EMS Leadership call has been scheduled for TODAY, Monday, December 21 at 17:00.  Information has already been disseminated for this call.

Download Guidance for Emergency Medical Services Personnel to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination

Vaccination Plan for EMS Providers: Conference Call TODAY

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EMS PROGRAM AGENCIES and EMS COORDINATORS: Please rapidly distribute throughout your respective jurisdictions.

At 17:00 today, the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems is hosting an ad hoc EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing to discuss the Vaccination Plan for EMS Providers. (see registration link below).

If you are planning to attend the EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing on the Vaccination Plan for EMS Providers TODAY at 17:00 and have a question, please complete the online form (https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/nys-covid-19-response-ems-agency) before 14:00 today so your question will be ready.

Please remember to register for the meeting:

Event number: 178 829 6791
Event password: COVID2020

Program: COVID-19 EMS Agency Update
Program address: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?PRID=a4f8f0b98ae2c467c4f50714977b0c26
Program registration password: The program has no registration password

Thank you for all that you do!

EMS STRONG!

Peter L. Brodie, BS, AEMT
Deputy Chief, Data and Informatics Unit
EMS Data Manager
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems

New York State Department of Health
875 Central Avenue
Albany, New York 12206

CHS Holiday Meals for EMS

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In recognition of our hard working EMS partners, the emergency departments throughout catholic health will be offering holiday lunches during the week of Christmas.

Meal schedule is as follows:

Monday: Sisters of Charity Main Street Campus and Mount St. Mary’s Hospital

Tuesday: Kenmore Mercy Hospital

Wednesday: Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

Please note: Each campus will provide both lunch and dinner on the above days.

Download CHS 2020 Holiday Meals Flyer