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Document ID (ISN)50049
CIS number 88-1367
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lewy R.
Title Immunizations among hospital personnel
Bibliographic information May 1987, Vol.29, No.5, p.433-436. 8 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) infectious diseases; immunization; biological hazards; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services
Biological hazards