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: 

 

For more information or to request materials,
contact the San Diego Immunization Unit via e-mail or call us at (866) 358-2966.