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California Department of Public Health

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) works to protect the public's health in the Golden State and helps shape positive health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. The Department's programs and services, implemented in collaboration with local health departments and state, federal and private partners, touch the lives of every Californian and visitor to the state 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


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Health Care Personnel Influenza Vaccination

This dataset shows the data for influenza vaccination among health care personnel (HCP) in California general acute care hospitals during influenza season. Most influenza-related illnesses and deaths occur among vulnerable members of the population, such as patients in hospitals. HCP can transmit influenza to patients and coworkers. Annual influenza vaccination is a simple, safe, and cost effective way to prevent influenza.

California acute care hospitals are required to offer free influenza vaccine to HCP. Hospital HCP must receive an annual vaccine or sign a declination form. Hospitals collect vaccination data for all HCP physically working in the hospital for at least one day during influenza season, regardless of clinical responsibility or patient contact. Hospitals report HCP vaccination rates to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and CDPH publishes the hospital results annually. CDPH reports data separately for hospital employees, licensed independent practitioners such as physicians, other contract staff, and trainees and volunteers (Health and Safety Code section 1288.7-1288.8).

Health and Safety Code section 1288.7(a) requires California acute care hospitals to offer influenza vaccine free of charge to all healthcare providers (HCP) or sign a declination form if a HCP chooses not to be vaccinated. Hospitals must report HCP influenza vaccination data to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), including the percentage of HCP vaccinated. CDPH is required to make this information public on an annual basis [Health and Safety Code section 1288.8 (b)].

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