Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination in California Hospitals, 2017-18
Health care personnel (HCP) who receive annual influenza vaccination make an important contribution to prevent transmission of influenza to high-risk patients, their families, and the community. Influenza vaccination coverage among HCP is an important measure of a hospital’s health care quality and should be regularly measured and reported. Influenza vaccination among HCP in California hospitals has increased from 72% in 2012 to 84% in 2018 (figure). Hospitals should continue to increase vaccination rates to meet the national Healthy People goal of 90%.
California acute care hospitals must offer influenza vaccination at no cost to HCP and report vaccination data to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). CDPH is required to publish hospital influenza vaccination coverage no later than six months after receiving the data (Health and Safety Code section 1288.7 and 1288.8). This report presents data for the 2017-18 influenza season, October 1, 2017, through March 31, 2018.
Please visit our interactive map to see if your hospital reported a HCP influenza (flu) vaccination rate above or below 84%. Hospitals with vaccination rates above 84% in 2018 are on target to achieve the 90% Healthy People goal of by 2020.
Data used to produce this report are also available on the California Health and Human Services open data portal (select category Healthcare).