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State of California—Health and Human Services Agency
California Department of Public Health

AFL 20-81
October 12, 2020

General Acute Care Hospitals (GACHs)

GACH Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination Survey

All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary

This AFL requests all hospitals complete a survey to assist with COVID-19 vaccination planning. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is requesting that all hospitals complete the survey by October 16, 2020.

Pandemic vaccination planning is a combined state and local responsibility that requires close collaboration between public health, external agencies, and community partners. CDPH is requesting that all hospitals complete an online survey on COVID-19 vaccination response planning. Hospital responses to these questions will greatly assist CDPH in collecting information about the potential demand for vaccinations based on staffing, patient population, and community conditions. This information will allow CDPH to better plan, communicate, and coordinate responses.

Hospital leadership (or a health system on behalf of its hospital) should complete the California COVID-19 Vaccine Hospital System Needs Assessment and Capacity Survey ( Please submit this information no later than 5:00 PM Pacific time on October 16, 2020. 

If you have any questions about this AFL, please contact the CDPH Duty Officer at



Original signed by Heidi W. Steinecker

Heidi W. Steinecker
Deputy Director


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