Healthcare worker vaccinations
The Green Book (Immunisation against infectious diseases) states that all new employees should undergo an on-employment health assessment, which should include a review of their immunisation needs. Staff not considered to be at risk need not routinely be offered immunisation, although post-exposure prophylaxis may occasionally be indicated.
Immunisation of healthcare staff is needed to:
- provide protection for the individual and their family
- protect patients and service users, including vulnerable patients who may not respond well to their own immunisation
- protect other healthcare staff
- allow for the efficient running of services without disruption.
The type of vaccines required depends on the risk assessment which will look at whether the worker is involved in direct or non-direct patient care.
Our staff can provide advice on the vaccination programme needed and provide you with a record to demonstrate compliance. For more information please contact us.