Protection of healthcare workers (HCWs) from biological hazards in the workplace has the added benefit of contributing to the quality of patient care and patient safety. Vaccinated HCWs act as a barrier against the spread of infections and maintain essential healthcare delivery during outbreaks. In Italy, specific recommendations for vaccination of HCWs are issued by the Ministry of Health within the framework of the National Immunization Prevention Plan. These recommendations provide advice regarding HCW vaccination for hepatitis B, influenza, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and tuberculosis. This paper summarizes the current literature on vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccination among Italian HCWs.

Vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccination among Italian healthcare workers: A review of current literature

Barchitta M.;Basile G.;LOPALCO, PIETRO LUIGI;Agodi A.
2019

Abstract

Protection of healthcare workers (HCWs) from biological hazards in the workplace has the added benefit of contributing to the quality of patient care and patient safety. Vaccinated HCWs act as a barrier against the spread of infections and maintain essential healthcare delivery during outbreaks. In Italy, specific recommendations for vaccination of HCWs are issued by the Ministry of Health within the framework of the National Immunization Prevention Plan. These recommendations provide advice regarding HCW vaccination for hepatitis B, influenza, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and tuberculosis. This paper summarizes the current literature on vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccination among Italian HCWs.
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