Immunization of Healthcare Workers

Because of their contact with patients or infective material from patients, many health-care workers (HCWs)(e.g., physicians, nurses, emergency medical personnel, dental professionals and students, medical and nursing students, laboratory technicians, hospital volunteers, and administrative staff) are at risk for exposure to and possible transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases. Maintenance of immunity is therefore an essential part of prevention and infection control programs for HCWs.

Guidelines & Recommendations

Immunization information listed by disease


Surveillance Systems

  • NaSH - National Surveillance System for Healthcare Workers
    Information about the NaSH System
Date last modified: February 23, 2006
Content source: 
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP)
National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases