CDPH Delays COVID-19 Booster Requirement for Health Care Workers

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) this week amended three existing State Public Health Officer Orders requiring COVID-19 boosters for specified health care workers. The amended orders extend the deadline for covered health care workers to receive their booster from February 1, 2022, to March 1, 2022.

According to CDPH, the change was necessary because of challenges caused by the Omicron surge that made it difficult for some individuals to receive their booster doses by the initial deadline. The updated orders apply to health care workers, correctional health care workers, and adult care facilities and direct care workers.