Ask the expert: Who pays for the HBV titer?

By: August 27th, 2010 Email This Post Print This Post

Q: Must the employer pay for the titer that comes after the hepatitis B vaccination?

A: Yes, OSHA’s bloodborne pathogens standard requires following current U.S. Public Health Service guidelines, which call for testing one to two months after completion of the three-dose vaccination series.

Section 1910.1030(f)(1)(ii)(A) of the standard requires that hepatitis B vaccination (HBV) procedures are “made available at no cost to the employee.”

Titers drawn for HBV vaccinations beyond the one- to two-month period after the last shot are not recommended by the CDC/USPHS.

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Comments

By Sheila Collins-Johnson on March 7th, 2011 at 10:28 am

What vaccination and titers or screens are reqired for food handlers/dietary staff? Hep-B,Hep-A and (Hep-C screening) these titers particularly. I asked because my Pediatrician informed me I have to bring in my teenager for hep-A vaccination its a new requirement due increase in Hep-A infection.

By David LaHoda on March 7th, 2011 at 10:36 am

Vaccination laws and regulations for the general public are different from those for occupational reasons, so I suggest you consult the CDC State Vaccination Requirements web page or your state health department.

 

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