COVID Protection Policy

DevDays COVID Protection Policy

After a review of the most current evidence provided by public health and safety experts, the DevDays organizers have determined that HL7 FHIR DevDays can be the most robust, productive, interactive, and safe conference possible by requiring full COVID-19 vaccination (as defined by your country/domicile) for entry.

  • The DevDays organizers will utilize one or more digital health applications to confirm that the vaccination status of each attendee and staff member complies with the applicable right of entry protocols.
  • The anticipated tool(s) will display an HL7 FHIR DevDays pass status that will be confirmed in order to permit entry for attendees and staff.

Right of Entry

The DevDays organizers had defined specific Right of Entry Protocols that reflect these principles and that comply with prevailing local regulations in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The organizers will continue to adopt the most recent requirements for the Right of Entry Protocols.

At this time for the purposes of right of entry to HL7 FHIR DevDays, a person is considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use and for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (i.e., Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines), and COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization (i.e., AstraZeneca/Oxford, Covishield, Sinopharm, and Sinovac), for which a second dose has been administered two weeks prior to June 6, 2022.

The full list of vaccines with the final WHO EUL/PQ evaluation status is available hereThe DevDays organizers may expand the list of vaccines, provide more specific guidance regarding mixed vaccination dosing, and/or provide additional guidance regarding boosters as prevailing public health guidance evolves.

Watch this space for additional details as the date of HL7 FHIR DevDays approaches.