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Assessment of a Mandatory Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccination Requirement on Vaccine Uptake over Time

David J. Weber MDMPH, Stephanie A. Consoli RN, Emily Sickbert-Bennett PhD and William A. Rutala PhDMPH
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 33, No. 1 (January 2012), pp. 81-83
DOI: 10.1086/663337
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/663337
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Assessment of a Mandatory Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccination Requirement on Vaccine Uptake over Time
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Abstract

Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine is recommended for all healthcare personnel who provide direct patient care unless medically contraindicated. Our university hospital made employment conditional upon receipt of Tdap vaccine. Implementation for newly hired employees quickly resulted in complete compliance, but achieving adherence among current workers required setting a termination date for noncompliance.

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