Vaccines

​Immunization of laboratory staff and students includes precautions to protect them from laboratory- acquired infections

Vaccines

Immunization should never be regarded as a substitute for good laboratory practice, it does provide additional protection. Staff who work mainly with clinical specimens from human or animal sources may be exposed to a variety of infections, while staff who mainly work with specific pathogens are only likely to be exposed to those pathogens handled in their laboratory.

 

Selected vaccines and recommendation of the Safety Unit 

 

Vaccine

Worker

Vaccination standard

Hepatitis B

Laboratory researchers (body fluids)

Technicians/Veterinarians in Animal Facilities

Technicians in Dentistry Clinics

 

3 doses: time 0, boost 1 month, boost 6 months

 

Tetanus / Diphtheria toxin

 

Technicians/Veterinarians in Animal Facilities

Researchers with soil and water

All workers

 

1 dose every 10 years

If injury: to get a new dose within 48 hours

 

Rabies

 

Veterinarians / Technicians working with the virus

 

4 doses: time 0, boost 3, 7, 14 days after a bite

 

Hepatitis A / Polio

 

Researchers with treated waste water

 

 

 

 

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