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 This order remains in effect for the duration of the current influenza season and all future seasons, unless rescinded.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 who achieved 90% influenza vaccination coverage or higher for their healthcare personnel. Their efforts and dedication to promoting vaccination protects patients, staff, and residents of Los Angeles County.

Group of healthcare provides with hands together in a circle. 2021-2022 Influenza Season:
  • Adventist Health Glendale
  • Adventist Health White Memorial
  • California Rehabilitation Institute
  • Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • Coast Plaza Hospital
  • DOCS Surgical Hospital
  • Emanate Health Foothill Presbyterian Hospital
  • Emanate Health Inter-Community Hospital
  • Emanate Health Queen of the Valley Hospital
  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • L.A. Downtown Medical Center
  • Los Angeles Community Hospital
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital
  • Norwalk Community Hospital
  • Southern California Hospital at Hollywood
  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • West Covina Medical Center
  • Whittier Hospital Medical Center
  • Content last updated: November 3, 2022

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