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US Hospital Requirements for Pertussis Vaccination of Healthcare Personnel, 2011
Brady L. Miller MPH, Faruque Ahmed PhD, Megan C. Lindley MPH and Pascale M. Wortley MD MPH
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 32, No. 12 (December 2011), pp. 1209-1212
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/662711
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In 2011, institutional requirements for pertussis vaccination of healthcare personnel were reported by nearly one-third of surveyed US hospitals. Requirements often applied to personnel with certain clinical responsibilities, such as those caring for infants. Healthcare personnel who were not on an institution’s payroll were rarely subject to pertussis vaccination requirements.
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