Influenza Information for Providers

Influenza Information for Providers
Health Officer Order Information
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In 2013, the Los Angeles County (LAC) Health Officer issued a Health Officer Order (Order) directing all licensed acute care hospitals, intermediate care facilities, and skilled nursing facilities in Los Angeles County require their healthcare personnel (HCP) who have patient contact or work in patient‐care areas, receive an annual influenza immunization or wear a respiratory mask during the respiratory virus season (November 1 of one year through April 30 of the following year). This Order has since been expanded to include Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provider agencies and HCP working in all licensed healthcare facilities in Los Angeles County.

Updated COVID-19 vaccines have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for everyone 6 months and older. Starting in the 2023-2024 respiratory virus season, this Order requires HCP working in all licensed healthcare facilities in Los Angeles County to also receive the updated COVID-19 vaccines (2023-2024 Formula) or wear a respiratory mask when in contact with patients or working in patient-care areas during the respiratory virus season.

The Order remains in effect during each respiratory virus season, unless rescinded. Additionally, given the risk posed by influenza and COVID-19, Public Health strongly encourages other unlicensed healthcare and direct care entities to voluntarily adopt the same measures for their employees to protect their personnel and patients during the respiratory virus season.

Health Officer Order Resources

Educational Materials and Toolkits

Influenza Vaccination For Healthcare Personnel Honor Roll

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recognizes and thanks the following Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities who achieved 90% influenza vaccination coverage or higher for their healthcare personnel during the 2022-2023 influenza season. Their efforts and dedication to promoting vaccination protects patients, staff, and residents of Los Angeles County.

Top Performing Hospitals 2022-2023
Adventist Health Glendale Children's Hospital Los Angeles Emanate Health Foothill Presbyterian Hospital Keck Hospital of USC Norwalk Community Hospital USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
Adventist Health White Memorial City of Hope National Medical Center Emanate Health Inter-Community Hospital L.A. Downtown Medical Center Southern California Hospital at Culver City West Covina Medical Center
California Rehabilitation Institute Coast Plaza Hospital Emanate Health Queen of the Valley Hospital Los Angeles Community Hospital Southern California Hospital at Hollywood Whittier Hospital Medical Center
Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital Garfield Medical Center Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center DOCS Surgical Hospital Greater El Monte Community Hospital USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center USC Arcadia Hospital

Top Performing SNFs 2022-2023
Affinity Healthcare Center Buena Ventura Post Acute Care Center Del Mar Convalescent Hospital Lakewood Healthcare Center Providence St. Elizabeth Care Center Torrance Care Center West White Memorial Medical Center D/P SNF
Alden Terrace Convalescent Hospital Burlington Convalescent Hospital El Monte Convalescent Hospital Lotus Care Center Ramona Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Torrance Memorial Medical Center D/P SNF Whittier Pacific Care Center
Alhambra Healthcare & Wellness Centre, Lp Canyon Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Flower Villa, Inc. Maywood Skilled Nursing & Wellness Centre Rinaldi Convalescent Hospital Valley Palms Care Center
Alvarado Care Center Cerritos Vista Healthcare Center Four Seasons Healthcare & Wellness Center, Lp Montrose Springs Skilled Nursing & Wellness Center Royal Gardens Healthcare Victoria Care Center
Angels Nursing Health Center Coast Care Convalescent Center Grand Valley Health Care Center Mount San Antonio Gardens San Gabriel Convalescent Center Villa Del Rio
Atherton Baptist Home-Sam B. West College Vista Post-Acute Harbor Post Acute Care Center Mountain View Convalescent Hospital Sherman Village Healthcare Center Villa Del Rio Garden
Bell Convalescent Hospital Country Villa Pavilion Nursing Center Heritage Rehabilitation Center New Vista Post-Acute Care Center Sunset Park Healthcare Villa Elena Healthcare Center
Berkley West Convalescent Hospital Country Villa Sheraton Nursing and Rehab Center Hollywood Premier Healthcare Center Oakpark Healthcare Center Temple Park Convalescent Hospital West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center
Brentwood Health Care Center Country Villa Terrace Nursing Center Huntington Healthcare Center Ocean Park Healthcare The Care Center On Hazeltine, Llc West Valley Post Acute
Broadway Healthcare Center Country Villa Wilshire Convalescent Center La Paz Geropsychiatric Center Pico Rivera Healthcare Center The Hills Healthcare Center Western Convalescent Hospital

Content last updated: October 27, 2023

Public Health has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translation. However, no computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace traditional translation methods. If questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.

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