Certain occupations, particularly those associated with healthcare, are associated with an increased risk of some vaccine-preventable diseases. Furthermore, some infected workers, particularly healthcare workers and childcare workers, may transmit infections such as influenza, rubella, measles, mumps, varicella and pertussis to susceptible contacts with the potential for serious health outcomes. Many infectious diseases, measles in particular, are highly infectious several days before symptoms become apparent.
Where workers are at significant occupational risk of acquiring a vaccine-preventable disease, the employer should implement a comprehensive occupational vaccination program which includes a vaccination policy, current staff vaccination records, provision of information about the relevant vaccine-preventable diseases, and the management of vaccine refusal (which should, for example, include reducing the risk of a healthcare worker (HCW) transmitting disease to a vulnerable patient). Employers should take all reasonable steps to encourage non-immune workers to be vaccinated.
IDENTICO is the leading provider of occupational influenza and pneumonia Immunizations in Florida. Venues include employer work sites, retail stores, malls, and other general public locations. IDENTICO also provides immunizations for hepatitis, tetanus/diphtheria (Td), HPV, meningitis, shingles, pneumonia, rabies and travel vaccinations.