Influenza Information for Providers

Influenza Information for Provider
Flu Immunization Training Resources


Health Officer Order Information
Picture of a medial professional with an elderly patient in a hospital bedIn 2013 Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, who was the Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Health Officer, issued a health officer order that was designed to protect health care personnel from influenza and lower the risk of the transmission of influenza to patients. This order remains in effect for the duration of the current influenza season and all future seasons, unless rescinded.

The health officer order mandates that healthcare personnel in licensed acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities, and emergency medical services provider agencies in Los Angeles County be vaccinated against influenza or wear a protective mask. The goal of the order is to lower the rates of transmission of influenza among healthcare personnel and the vulnerable populations that they serve.

The influenza vaccination order applies to all individuals working in licensed acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities, and emergency medical services provider agencies who have direct patient contact or work in patient areas during the influenza season (November 1 through April 30). It excludes facilities in the cities of Long Beach and Pasadena, which are separate health jurisdictions.

On 3-24-20, the Los Angeles County Health Officer revoked the order that required facemasks to be worn by unvaccinated healthcare personnel during the 2019-2020 influenza season, as sentinel influenza surveillance data indicates that current season has ended (defined as <5% of respiratory specimens testing positive for influenza). This is to preserve critical PPE supplies during the COVID-19 outbreak.


Health Officer Order Resource


Influenza Vaccination For Healthcare Personnel Honor Roll

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recognizes and thanks the following hospitals that achieved the national Healthy People 2020 goal of 90% influenza vaccination coverage for healthcare personnel. Their efforts and dedication to promoting vaccination protect patients, staff, and residents of Los Angeles County.

Group of healthcare provides with hands together in a circle. 2018-2019 Influenza Season:
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • Community Hospital of Huntington Park
  • Kaiser Permanente - Baldwin Park Medical Center
  • Kaiser Permanente - Downey Medical Center
  • Kaiser Permanente - West LA Medical Center
  • Kaiser Permanente - Woodland Hills Medical Center
  • Kaiser Permanente - Panorama City Medical Center
  • Kaiser Permanente - South Bay Medical Center
  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • Lakewood Regional Medical Center
  • Los Angeles Downtown Medical Center
  • Marina Del Rey Hospital
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital
  • Miller Children's Hospital
  • Olympia Medical Center
  • PIH Health Hospital - Whittier
  • Southern California Hospital at Culver City
  • Southern California Hospital at Hollywood
  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • USC Norris Cancer Hospital
  • USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
  • Whittier Hospital Medical Center
  • Content last updated: November 2, 2020

     
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