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|Title:||Health Care Worker Immunisation Policy|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0388/12|
|Date of issue:||Wednesday, 5 September 2012|
|Description:||The WA Health Care Worker Immunisation policy defines the minimum immunisation standards for Public Health Service employers to adopt in their workplace to protect employees and patients from the potential threat of exposure to vaccine preventable diseases.|
|Period of effect:||from 6 August 2012 to 6 August 2017|
|Review date:||6 August 2017|
|Authorised by:||Dr David Russell-Weisz, Acting Director General, Department of Health WA, 06-Aug-2012|
|Subject terms:||Communicable Disease Infection Control|
Health Care Worker Immunisation Policy
Certain occupations, particularly health care workers (HCW) have the potential to be at increased risk of exposure to some vaccine-preventable diseases if they are not protected by immunity derived from past infection.
The Western Australian (WA) Health Care Worker (HCW) Immunisation policy defines the minimum immunisation standards for health service employers to adopt in their workplace to protect employees and patients from the potential threat of exposure to vaccine-preventable diseases.
The recommendations outlined in this policy support the recommendations outlined in:
This Operational Directive should be read in conjunction with these documents.
NOTE: The Australian Immunisation Handbook 9th Edition 2008 will shortly be superseded by the release of the Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition 2012. Recommendations outlined in this document are consistent with the new edition.
Dr David Russell-Weisz
This circular last updated: Monday, 4 May 2015 at 4:04pm