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Queensland Health Policy for Immunisation of Health Care Workers

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Preamble: This policy provides the minimum set of vaccine preventable diseases and associated issues that must be considered by Queensland Health facilities when establishing or reviewing screening and immunisation programs for employees and contract workers or when providing advice to education facilities regarding requirements for students on clinical placements. It is not intended that this policy will cover the entire range of potential scenarios that might be raised in relation to screening for communicable diseases and immunisation programs. Interpretation of borderline screening results in the context of baseline immunisation requirements as well as in subsequent management of exposure to relevant infectious agents, advice must be sought from an infectious diseases physician or other appropriate expert. 1. Purpose To provide guidance for the occupational screening, education and immunisation of health care workers (HCWs) against vaccine preventable infectious diseases that may occur in the workplace

Year: 2010
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