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

AFL 17-16
September 20, 2017

All Facilities

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Influenza Vaccine and Masking Policy

All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary

This AFL informs health care facilities of CDPH’s policy requiring all employees who enter health care facilities as a part of their work to comply with the local requirements to minimize the spread of the influenza virus.

CDPH employees must either receive the influenza vaccine or wear a mask inside designated patient care areas of health facilities during the annual influenza season. When a CDPH employee receives the influenza vaccine and provides documentation to his or her district manager, they will receive a sticker (depicted below) for placement on their CDPH identification badge. The employee is expected to show the sticker upon admittance to the health care facility as verification of complying with influenza vaccine requirements or wear a mask provided by the facility.

If you have any questions regarding the CDPH influenza vaccine and masking policy or wish to receive further verification of a CDPH employee’s influenza vaccine, please contact your local district office.


The 2017/2018 CDPH
Influenza verification sticker


Original signed by Jean Iacino

Jean Iacino
Deputy Director

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