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Document ID (ISN)107754
CIS number 08-218
ISSN - Serial title 0213-7658 - ERGA Noticias
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Title Vaccination in occupational settings
Original title Vacunación en el ámbito laboral [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 2007, No.98, p.4. Illus. 3 ref.
Internet access [in Spanish]
Abstract Vaccination is the most effective means of primary prevention for persons exposed to the risk of certain infectious diseases related to their work. The work environment also presents suitable settings for detecting diseases, even when they are not directly related to occupational activities. This article discusses general considerations concerning vaccination at the place of work, the groups of workers that are exposed and that should be subject to preventive vaccination, the steps involved in immunization plans, the diseases for which vaccination at the place of work is recommended, contraindications to vaccination and Spanish legislation on the subject.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; responsibilities of employers; vaccination; infectious diseases; infection control; Spain
Descriptors (secondary) typhoid fever; data sheet; influenza; yellow fever; legal aspects; contagion; meningitis; plague; infectious hepatitis; rabies; poliomyelitis; chickenpox; rubella; parotitis; biological hazards; tetanus
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Influenza
Occupational health services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)