|Document ID (ISN)||50049|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Immunizations among hospital personnel
||May 1987, Vol.29, No.5, p.433-436. 8 ref.
||To minimise the likelihood of transmission of certain infectious diseases within the hospital, the 5 million US health care personnel are becoming a special target group for immunisation programmes. A review of immunisations conducted by a hospital employee health service demonstrated that 80% of hospital employees are adequately protected against tetanus/diphtheria, and 97% are immune to rubella. In contrast, only 28% of at-risk employees are immunised against hepatitis B and only 2% are immunised against influenza. Vaccination programmes for tetanus/diphtheria and rubella, which are supported by appropriate legislation, are more effective than vaccination programmes for hepatitis B and influenza, which are not supported by appropriate legislation.
||infectious diseases; immunization; biological hazards; hospitals
||D - Periodical articles
||Other industries and occupations
|Broad subject area(s)
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services