"The Pandemic Influenza Response Plan is designated as Annex-E of the Monterey County Health Department Disaster Preparedness and Response Plan, and compliments Annex-B, Mass Prophylaxis Plan and Annex-Q, Smallpox Plan. Under the direction of the Health Officer, Monterey County Communicable Disease Control will have primary responsibility for planning and coordinating the MCHD response to the pandemic. The response activities will be carried out in collaboration with the local hospitals and clinics, local emergency management, cities and special districts, local public safety agencies (law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services), neighboring counties (San Benito County, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, Fresno, and King) , and state/regional agencies including CDHS, Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA), and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (GOES). Essential functions that are covered by the PIRP are: surveillance of influenza disease, vaccine and pharmaceutical delivery and distribution, and emergency response and risk communications. Under the direction of the Health Officer, or his/her designee, the Monterey County Epidemiology and Disease Control Unit and the Monterey County Public Heath Laboratory are the lead organizational units for local epidemiological surveillance. Finally, in conjunction with the Monterey County Operational Area Emergency Operations Center (EOC), the Monterey County Health Department (MCHD) will coordinate the administration and distribution of vaccine and anti-viral products. In addition, the MCHD emergency response communications will be coordinated with the Operational Area EOC's Public Information Section for continuity and efficiency."
Monterey County (Calif.). Health Department
Monterey County (Calif.). Health Department: http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/Health/