Report 2018-116 Recommendation 8 Responses
Report 2018-116: San Diego's Hepatitis A Outbreak: By Acting More Quickly, the County and City of San Diego Might Have Reduced the Spread of the Disease (Release Date: December 2018)
Recommendation #8 To: Public Health, Department of
To better enable other jurisdictions to more promptly respond to future hepatitis A outbreaks, CDPH should amend its Hepatitis A Outbreak Response Plan by February 28, 2019, to recommend that the jurisdictions set vaccination targets as soon as possible, establish dates by when they expect to achieve those targets, and determine the quantities of resources necessary to administer the vaccinations by those dates.
60-Day Agency Response
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has updated its Hepatitis A Outbreak Response Plan to ensure that at the time an outbreak occurs, the Department, in coordination with local health jurisdictions will:
- Establish target vaccination rates among defined populations
- Establish a schedule to achieve the target vaccination
- Determine staffing and other resources needed to administer the target vaccination within the established schedules
- Completion Date: February 2019
- Response Date: May 2019
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.