Vaccination recommendations for healthcare workers

  • Lynda Steyn Amayeza Info Services
Keywords: vaccination recommendations, healthcare workers


Healthcare workers (HCWs), because of their occupation, are particular role players in nosocomial transmission and are at an increased risk of contracting diseases, including vaccinepreventable diseases.1,2

Appropriate measures should be adopted at all times in order to prevent the risk of contracting diseases or spreading diseases to other patients and family members.1 In addition to following strict hygiene protocols to minimise this risk, HCWs should ensure that they are up to date with all recommended immunisations.1

Choice of vaccination for HCWs is dependent on the epidemiology of the disease, as well as an assessment of the risks versus the benefits of individual vaccines.2

Author Biography

Lynda Steyn, Amayeza Info Services

BPharm, Amayeza Info Services