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Diseases and Disease Agents 2015
 FAQ - Diseases and Disease Agents - 2015

 

 


What vaccinations are required to be given by the dentist. It was Hep B and possibly Flu. Now they have added more such as MMR/meningcoccal? Can the HCW decline these? 

Further information regarding immunizations for healthcare workers can be found at this CDC link:

Recommended Vaccines for Healthcare Workers
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/rec-vac/hcw.html 1

OSHA has requirements in its Bloodborne Pathogens Standard regarding the hepatitis B vaccine and further information can be accessed at these links:

https://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_BloodborneFacts/bbfact05.pdf 2

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/hazards/bbp/declination.
html
3

Please note that immunization requirements may vary by state and it is recommended that you contact you state or local health departments for further information regarding healthcare worker immunizations in your state.

Any further questions regarding the legality of mandatory healthcare worker vaccines should be directed to your attorney.

Resources

1) US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recommended Vaccines for Healthcare Workers. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/rec-vac/hcw.html Accessed on March 19, 2015.

2) US Department of Labor – Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Hepatitis B Vaccination Protection. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/rec-vac/hcw.html   Accessed on March 19, 2015.

3) US Department of Labor – Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Recommended Vaccines for Healthcare Workers. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/rec-vac/hcw.html Accessed in March 19, 2015.

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