Health & Safety

Proof of Vaccination

All in-person attendees will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to attend Vizient’s Connections Summit in Las Vegas, November 15-18,2021.  Attendees will need to be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved or approved for emergency use by the FDA or World Health Organization (WHO). A list of approved vaccines can be found here.  

We continue to evaluate and expand our health safety protocols as medical recommendations evolve. We will follow state and local guidelines and recommendations by the CDC.  

VERIFICATION

 

Members and Suppliers
 

  • CLEAR APP: For the most efficient entry possible, members and suppliers should enroll with CLEAR before the event to complete their COVID-19 pre-screening. CLEAR Health Pass is a free feature in the CLEAR app that provides an easy way to complete health screenings and a health pass that will be required to attend the Vizient Connections Summit.

 

NOTE: You will not see the Vizient Connections Summit listed under events in the app at this time. 

The event code is EFATTENDEE31.

  1. Download the free CLEAR app in the Apple App Store or Android App Store

Then follow these steps:

  1. Click Profile on bottom right

  2. Click Sign Up

  3. Choose the Free Option

  4. Click Next

  5. Enter your email address (and phone number) and confirm with SMS verification code

  6. Accept CLEAR’s Membership Terms & Conditions

  7. Take a photo of your government-issued ID

  8. CLEAR accounts can be created using any of the following documents:

    1. US Passport

    2. US State IDs or Drivers licenses

    3. NYC Identification Card

    4. US Permanent Resident Card

    5. All International Passports are accepted (except for OFAC sanctioned countries)

 

9. Take a quick selfie to verify you are you

10. Set up an account password and you’ll be directed back to the checklist of requirements to complete your Health Pass.

 

There are multiple options to digitally verify your COVID-19 vaccine, select the one that works best for you:

Upload a photo of your CDC Vaccine Card (scroll down to Digital Vaccine Card box)

  • Select ‘add your vaccination card’

  • Complete selfie verification

  • Take a photo of your vaccination card and confirm your vaccine information

  • Please note, the photo of your CDC card is used to generate a Health Pass. You will not be able to access it again after it is taken.

  • Once confirmed, proceed to complete your Health Pass -OR-

 

Digitally link a vaccine from a Health System or Pharmacy

  • Select your vaccine provider in the menu or by searching ‘other providers’. Log-in to your patient portal and follow instructions to securely link your account with CLEAR. The CLEAR app is integrated with select healthcare providers and pharmacies.

  • If you are unable to find your provider in search, CLEAR may not be able to link with them at this time.

  • Check that your COVID-19 vaccine appears in your patient portal, if not we recommend you reach out to your provider directly

  • Your results will link automatically - do not try to resync your results

  • Note, sync time varies by provider and may take up to 30 minutes

 

How does CLEAR protect my personal data

  • Privacy is at the center of everything CLEAR does and they are fully committed to protecting their members' information. Your personal information will not be sold nor rented by anyone. Personal information is only used to deliver a frictionless and secure experience with CLEAR. You can read more details about this in CLEAR’s Privacy Policy which can be reviewed here.

 

Vizient Staff


Confirmation of your vaccination will be managed through the early reentry HR Central process.

  • We have received notification from HR confidential of any staff member who has already submitted proof of vaccination. You do not have to resubmit proof of vaccination again.

  • If you have not submitted proof of vaccination to HR confidential, please follow these steps if you plan to attend in person in Las Vegas.
    NOTE: The Connections Summit includes a virtual component, and you should feel safe in selecting the virtual participation option.

  1. Email HRconfidential@vizientinc.com with your proof of vaccination. It's required for attendance to the Vizient Connections Summit. Copy or take a photo of the front of your vaccine card – where you see the brand of vaccine, the date(s) and the batch number(s). Save to a PDF and email the PDF document.
     

  2. Watch for an approval email from HRCentral@vizientinc.com. Once you receive that notification you will be added to the Vizient staff in person attendance database.

Masks at the Summit

Masks will be required for all attendees during the 2021 Vizient Connections Summit at the Wynn Las Vegas.

On July 27, the Governor of Nevada issued Emergency Directives 045 and 047 issuing a mask mandate (full text can be found via the links here). On the same day, the Nevada Gaming Control Board adopted guidance stating “everyone, regardless of vaccination status, should wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.” Clark County is specifically identified as an area subject to this new guidance.

In alignment with applicable guidance from the CDC, the Governor of Nevada, the Southern Nevada Health District guidance, the Clark County Commissioners, and the Nevada Gaming Control Board, masks will be required on site during the summit.

BEFORE YOU ATTEND

VACCINATION REQUIRED

  • Why is Vizient insisting on full COVID-19 vaccination?

    • After careful consideration and consultation with internal and external health and safety experts, Vizient has determined that the Connections Summit can be the most robust, productive and interactive summit possible by requiring vaccinations for entry.

  • How will Vizient verify my vaccination status?

    • Vizient will be utilizing the CLEAR app for members and suppliers to upload or digitally link your vaccination card to provide a bar code that will be scanned before entry to the Connections Summit. Vizient staff will follow an internal validation process.

  • Will Vizient be allowing medical or religious exemptions for the vaccination? 

    • Vizient is working to create the safest environment for our attendees possible and therefore, we will not be making an exceptions to the meeting vaccination policy.

  • Will Vizient accept an immunology blood test result showing natural immunity if I have already recovered from COVID?

    • Vizient will not accept this test for natural immunity – a vaccination will be required even for individuals that have natural immunity.   

  • Is Vizient collecting, storing, or processing my vaccination information?

    • Vizient will not be collecting or maintaining information about vaccination status.

  • Who will have access to my vaccine information?

    • The Clear App is a secure and confidential tool that will provide visibility only within the tool for verification that you are fully vaccinated.  Other will not be able to see any of your information. ​

Additional Questions

  • What if I have known exposure to COVID-19 before attending the Vizient Connections Summit?

    • If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have reason to believe you currently have COVID-19, you should not attend the summit, including if these conditions emerge while you are in Las Vegas.

    • Vizient is working to provide a safe and meaningful conference and trust that attendees and Vizient staff will do as well.

      Before picking up their badge, all individuals will be asked to complete the following affirmation:

      • I have and will comply with the Vizient Health and Safety protocols.

      • I have not had a COVID-19 diagnosis and, to the best of my knowledge, I have not been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

      • I have not experienced the onset of any one of the primary symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

      • If I experience any symptoms associated with COVID-19 during Vizient Connections Summit, I will immediately seek out appropriate medical care.

      • If I test positive for COVID-19 at any point during Vizient Connections Summit, I will notify Vizient and I will not attend any more in-person Vizient events. I will follow applicable guidelines for individuals who test positive for COVID-19.

      • I will respect others’ comfort levels with respect to mask wearing, social distancing, and physical contact (e.g. handshakes).


We expect all individuals will think carefully about any risk they may pose to others and to make informed choices about travel as well as onsite and external engagement. 

  • Is COVID-19 testing required before attending the summit or will it be necessary at any point during conference?

    • No, testing will not be required for entry to the Vizient Connections summit. However, Vizient will be facilitating access to testing for anyone experiencing symptoms while attending the summit.

    • If an individual is experiencing COVID symptoms, attendees are encouraged to visit our EMS station at the Wynn.  If an attendee has a fever, the EMT will recommend they be tested for COVID

    • Attendee will have a list of locations and options for testing.  We will ask individuals to quarantine in their guest room until results are available.

SAFETY PROTOCOLS

  • How will registration be handled at the Connections Summit?

    • Because each attendee and Vizient staff will need to show proof of vaccination and complete an attestation onsite confirming compliance with Vizient Health and Safety protocols, each registrant will need to pick up their own badge in person.

    • We will provide the option of touchless registration stations that utilizes a QR code scan for attendees to retrieve their badges along with registration staff to assist if you would prefer we print your badge

    • We will provide more details on the specific locations and hours closer to the start of Vizient Connections Summit 

    • Additionally, throughout the meeting space, Vizient will be providing masks and sanitary stations for attendees. At this time, the state of Nevada is requiring masks indoors.

 

  • What will be different in the Member | Supplier and Vizient Staff | Supplier Connect sessions?

    • Increased cleaning protocols will be implemented, including for high-touch areas and sanitization/mask products will be available. Vizient will facilitate appropriate space between and within booth areas. We will also be encouraging individually portioned food/beverage options, to the extent they remain available.
       

  • What will be different in the Vizient education sessions?

    • In education sessions, Vizient will make efforts to ensure panels of speakers are spaced as much as practicable.

    • Attendee/audience seating may be modified to allow for compliance with reduced capacity guidelines, and room sets may be modified to accommodate increased spacing.

 

  •  What will be different in the Vizient networking events?

    • We will work to offer robust opportunities to engage with your peers and colleagues on-site, with modifications to traditional event settings that help mitigate risks. Specifically, events may include access to outdoor areas, individually portioned food/beverage, alternative food/beverage service protocols, and adjusted spacing.
       

  • What are protocols for on-site positive tests?

    • Vizient is working in close collaboration with on-site health and safety support teams from both they Wynn Hotel and our medical staff onsite.

    • Test results are personal health information and individual test results will be handled in compliance with their respective protocols. Test results may be shared with local health authorities, in compliance with local health department protocols and reporting requirements. 

    • Vizient will comply with any contact tracing and/or notification protocols recommended by health department authorities if it becomes aware that any attendee has tested positive for COVID-19. 
       

  • What if I have additional questions?

    • Vizient will continue to update this website and provide additional communications to attendees. If you have additional questions please contact: vizientsummit@vizientinc.com