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Mandatory Vaccinations for Employees in High-Risk Environments

Parties Involved

Hospital Council and the San Francisco Department of Health


The San Francisco Health Officer met with section CEOs to discuss issuing a mandatory vaccination health order that would include health care workers. There was unanimous support in concept. The order was first intended to go into effect once any of the vaccines receive full approval. The order was recently updated to go into effect mid-September, irrespective of emergency use authorization status. This was motivated by the increase in cases due to the Delta variant. 

Takeaway/Next Steps

As hospitals and systems prepare to comply, we will continue to work with the health officer to address any concerns.