Flu Update Spring 2015

 

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Mandatory Vaccination or Masking for Health Care Personnel  

The County Public Health Officer has issued an order mandating that all licensed acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, long-term care facilities, ambulatory and community clinics, and ambulance providers in San Diego County require their healthcare personnel to receive an annual influenza vaccination, or, if they decline, to wear a mask while in contact with patients or working in patient care areas during the annual influenza season. 

Questions about the order may be directed to the County Immunization Program at (866) 358-2966 or email to info@sdiz.org

Health Officer Order for Influenza Vaccination Program or Masking of HCP during Annual Influenza Season

Rationale for Mandated Influenza Vaccination for Health Care Personnel

Flu Vaccination Fact Sheet

Flu Vaccination FAQs

 

It's Not Too Late To Get Flu Vaccine!

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency reminds acounty residents that January, February or later is not too late to get flu vaccine!

Influenza can be a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. The flu vaccine is one of the best ways to protect against influenza, and is recommended for everyone age 6 months and older, every year.

You need to get vaccinated against the flu every year because vaccine protection lessens over time. So, even if you got vaccine last year, you still need it this year. And it is not possible to predict how mild or severe this flu season will be.

For information about flu activity in San Diego County, please click here to see the weekly Influenza Watch summary.

Flu vaccine is available at doctors' offices, clinics, retail pharmacies, County Publlic Health Centers and other places around the county. For 2014-2015 flu clinic information, please visit the Immunization Program's Influenza Vaccine Clinics page. You can also call 2-1-1 for flu clinic information.

Besides getting flu vaccine, here are a few simple steps you can take every day to stop the spread of the flu and other germs:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water,
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your arm,
  • Stay away from sick people whenever possible, and 
  • Stay home when you are sick. 

To find out more, please visit the Immunization Program's General Flu Information page.

Here are some other good sources of information about flu and flu vaccine:

California Department of Public Health Flu Website

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Flu Website

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Flu Website
 

 

 

 

 

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