Safety

It’s time to check your immunization status

OSHA Healthcare Connection, September 23, 2008

National Adult Immunization Awareness Week (NAIAW), September 21-27, is a good opportunity for healthcare workers to check that they are up-to-date on recommended immunizations.

According to "Immunizations Strongly Recommended for Health-Care Personnel," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, December 19, 2003, healthcare workers should have documented proof of the following immunizations:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Varicella-zoster

The theme for NAIAW is "Immunization: Supporting a Healthier Life Throughout the LifeSpan," and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases has developed a campaign kit that promotes immunization to both patients and co-workers.

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