Influenza Information for Clinicians

Talk To Your Patients about Flu Vaccination Now

Begin recommending flu vaccine now, and vaccinate throughout the flu season, providing extra outreach to those at highest risk of severe COVID-​19 or severe influenza.

The COVID-19 pandemic means preventing influenza during the 2020-2021 flu season is more important than ever. Preventing influenza means fewer people will need to seek medical care and testing for possible COVID-19 or influenza. Increasing flu vaccination saves healthcare resources for COVID-19 and other conditions.

Flu Vaccine and Masking Requirements for Healthcare Workers

Health Officer Order - Healthcare Workers Required To Receive an Annual Flu Vaccination​ - issued September 4, 2020

All healthcare workers who decline vaccination must sign a declination form. Healthcare employers must track the number of healthcare workers who submit a signed declination form, and provide a report to the Health Officer by November 15, 2020 on the percentage of Healthcare Workers who received influenza vaccination and the percentage of workers who submitted a signed declination. For more information, please see the Health Order listed above.​

Health Alerts and Clinical Guidance

Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2020–21 Influenza Season - U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, August 21, 2020

Data on Flu in Santa Clara County

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