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October 26, 2021 10:54 AM

Amendment to Order of the Health Officer of the County of Sonoma: Mandatory Influenza Vaccination of Workers at Health Care Facilities

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ORDER OF THE SONOMA COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER

TO: General Acute Care Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities (including Subacute Facilities), Intermediate Care Facilities, Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, Adult Day Health Care Centers, Adult Day Programs licensed by California Department of Social Services, Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and PACE Centers, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospitals, Clinics & Doctor Offices (including behavioral health, surgical), Senior Care Facilities licensed by the Department of Social Services, Dialysis Centers, Hospice Facilities, Hospice Workers in Senior Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities, Pediatric Day Health and Respite Care Facilities, Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities, Psychiatric Health Facilities, Mental Health Rehabilitation Facilities, Pharmacies, Home Health Care Workers, and Dental Offices.

RE: Extension of Deadline for Implementation of Mandatory Flu Vaccine for Multi-County Health Systems That Are Mandating Influenza Vaccines Across the System

This year, Sonoma County Public Health expanded the annual influenza vaccination order to require all persons working in certain specified health care settings and congregate care facilities to receive an annual influenza vaccination, subject to medical exemptions and religious accommodation, by November 15, 2021.

This Order extends the compliance date for multi-county health systems with their own mandatory flu vaccine program across the system.

Order:

Multi-county health systems implementing a mandatory influenza vaccine program across their system have until November 30, 2021 to comply with the Health Officer Order requiring certain health care workers and workers in certain health care facilities to receive the influenza vaccine.
For any additional questions, please contact Sonoma County Public Health, Disease Control Unit, at PHNurse@sonoma-county.org or (707) 565-4567

Thank you for your role in flattening the curve and protecting our county’s most vulnerable residents.

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Sundari R. Mase, MD MPH

Health Officer of the County of Sonoma