About Coronavirus/Flu/RSV

As California’s hospitals continue their life-saving work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital associations continue to advocate on behalf of hospitals and their patients, in addition to offering these tools and resources:

Streamlining data with the COVID-19 Tracking Tool
Frequently asked questions
COVID-19 Surges: FAQs & Resources for Hospitals
State and federal advocacy efforts
Innovation in the Time of COVID: A Video Series

New Vaccine Mandate Guidance Issued for Federal Contractors

On Sept. 24, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (SFWTF) issued guidance on President Biden’s executive order mandating that federal contractors and subcontractors must ensure their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19. The SFWTF is led by the White House COVID-19 Response Team, the General Services Administration, and the Office of Personnel Management. Specifically, the guidance clarifies […]

CMS to Pay for COVID-19 Booster Shots

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced will pay the full cost of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shots to providers without cost-sharing for Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program beneficiaries.  

FDA Panel Endorses Limited Use of Pfizer Booster Shot

On Sept. 17, a key advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a limited endorsement of Pfizer vaccine boosters. The FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted unanimously to endorse a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination for two categories of people: those 65 and older, and those […]

CDPH Vaccine Capacity Survey Due to CDPH on Sept. 21

Hospitals and health systems participating in the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) COVID-19 Vaccination Program should have received a letter from Tomas Aragon, MD, DrPH, director and state public health officer, outlining CDPH’s need to prepare for the increased vaccine demand volume for COVID-19 boosters and likely expansion of initial vaccines to include children […]