Healthcare Personnel Flu Season Mandates
All healthcare personnel (HCP) are at risk for both contracting influenza and transmitting the virus to their patients. Patients in healthcare facilities are especially vulnerable to influenza. The CDC recommends that all HCPs, including physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, employees of nursing homes and chronic care facilities, students in these professions, and volunteers should receive an annual vaccination against influenza.
The County of San Diego supports the
CDC's recommendation for HCPs to receive an annual influenza vaccine
to protect patients and reduce employee absenteeism during influenza
season. Therefore, the County of San Diego Health Officer has
issued orders for Influenza Vaccination or Masking of
Healthcare Personnel During Annual Influenza Season, defined as
November 1, 2021-March 31, 2022.
For more information, see the following materials:
- Health Officer Order for Influenza Vaccination or Masking of Healthcare Personnel During Annual Influenza Season (11/1/21)
For more information or to request
contact the San Diego Immunization Unit via e-mail or call us at (866) 358-2966.