Immune status and risk perception of acquisition of vaccine preventable diseases among health care workers

Immune status and risk perception of acquisition of vaccine preventable diseases among health care workers

Author Saraiva Dinelli, Maria Isabel Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Fraga Moreira, Thais das Neves Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Cruz Paulino, Erica Regina Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pereira da Rocha, Maria Carolina Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Graciani, Flavia Bracale Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Moraes-Pinto, Maria Isabel de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Risk perception of acquiring vaccine preventable diseases and the immune status of 187 health care workers (HCW) from a high-complexity university hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, were assessed. the vaccine preventable diseases more cited as at risk for acquisition were hepatitis B (94.1%), influenza (92.5%), meningococcal disease (90.3%), tuberculosis (85.0%), and varicella (72.7%). Previous disease or vaccination reported by HCW were hepatitis B (82.4%), tetanus (87.7%), diphtheria (81.8%), measles (86.6%), mumps (85.6%), rubella (85.0%), varicella (82.9%), and influenza (35.8%). One third of HCW reported previous percutaneous or mucosal occupational accidents, and 83.6% had notified the event to the Hospital Infection Control Committee. Despite good risk perception of acquiring vaccine preventable diseases, only 35.8% of individuals were fully immunized. Efforts should be made to increase influenza vaccination coverage among all professionals and to reduce the number of nonreported accidents, especially among physicians. Copyright (c) 2009 by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (Am J Infect Control 2009;37:858-60.)
Language English
Date 2009-12-01
Published in American Journal of Infection Control. New York: Mosby-Elsevier, v. 37, n. 10, p. 858-860, 2009.
ISSN 0196-6553 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 858-860
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000274859000010

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