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