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Recommendations for healthcare personnel immunizations updated

For those responsible for ensuring compliance with healthcare worker immunizations, the CDC has issued a one-stop guideline.

Issued November 25, Immunization of Health-Care Personnel: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices [1] updates and summarizes recommendations from Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC).

The report’s recommendations apply, but are not limited, to healthcare personnel in hospitals; long-term–care facilities, physician’s offices, rehabilitation centers; urgent care centers, outpatient clinics, home healthcare and emergency medical services.

The recommended immunizations are:

The recommendations also include work restrictions and diseases for which vaccination might be indicated in certain circumstances for healthcare workers.