In-Clinic COVID-19 Vaccinations

By June 21, 2021News
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MOH can still access both Johnson & Johnson (1 dose) or Moderna (2 dose) vaccines and will make them available to employers willing to send workers in to an MOH clinic within the following parameters.

Johnson & Johnson

  • We will need groups of 5 employees to be scheduled in one of the four MOH clinics, all within a 2- hour window.
  • After the single vaccination, employee will receive their vaccination card.
  • The employers will be billed a $40 vaccine administration fee per dose.
  • Please remember that TB Test results can be affected by the vaccine so no TB tests will be performed until four weeks after the last dose.

Moderna:

  • We will need groups of 10 employees to be scheduled in one of the four MOH clinics, all within a 2- hour window.
  • All employees need to be available for the 2nd shot 28 days later. No exceptions.
  • The vaccine card will be given after the 2nd injection.
  • Employers will be billed $40 vaccine administration fee per dose.
  • Please remember that TB Test results can be affected by the vaccine so no TB tests will be performed until four weeks after the last dose.

To inquire about scheduling, please email Bob Weeks bweeks@mohonline.com with:

Your name, phone, email, number of people and vaccine preference and the MOH clinic where you would like to send your employees.

COVID-19 Mask Wearing Policy

MOH will continue to require staff and patients to wear masks in accordance with CDC guidelines for healthcare facilities. We understand that a percentage of the patients within our clinics are a) immune compromised; b) not vaccinated c) potentially infected but without symptoms and/or we will continue to do everything we can to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and all of the other airborne viruses that so many of us dodged this past year. MOH asks for your support in communicating this message to candidates and your employees. They need to bring and properly wear a mask or to postpone their visit if they are sick in any way. Thank you for your partnership.

Comparing a Fitness for Duty Exam with a DOT Exam

From time to time, MOH receives employer requests for a workers’ DOT exam in order to determine if that worker is cleared to return to their job after some absence. While a DOT exam can determine a drivers overall medical “fitness” for operating a motor vehicle, it is entirely separate from and much more limited than a Fitness for Duty (FFD) Exam. The two exams share much more or less information with an employer, posing potential legal liability to the employer.

A FFD is a focused medical examination in response to a specific condition which has affected someone’s ability to safely perform their job. FFD’s may involve psychological evaluations, job-specific functional testing and/or a thorough review of a workers’ medical history and treatment(s) for a specific condition. Results shared with an employer will only document if that worker is medically fit to perform their job relative to the condition. For example, if someone is returning to work from a recent surgery on their left knee, the FFD report will determine that person’s fitness for duty relative to their left knee’s surgery and recovery.

It is imperative that when performing a FFD exam, the demands of the job and the worker’s medical condition to be evaluated are clearly defined. To minimize the risk of future litigation against an employer and to answer the FFD question appropriately, a FFD should never become a “fishing expedition” to find something that can be used against a worker, as might happen if an employer is using a DOT exam in this way.

When MOH’s amazing scheduling team fields these inquiries, please be patient with their questions as they seek to help keep employers legally and operationally safe while maintaining patient privacy.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration: March 2021 Data

https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/Resource/Index/monthly-report-Mar2021

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