CDC: Flexibility will remain on HBV

December 2012
Hospital Employee Health;Dec2012, Vol. 31 Issue 12, p139
The article highlights flexibility as a guiding principle in upcoming recommendations on health care workers (HCW), who were vaccinated against hepatitis B as infants. CDC presents pre-exposure and post-exposure testing approaches for such newly hired healthcare personnel. It also mentions the need to vaccinate older healthcare workers and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) demands for no cost of the hepatitis B vaccine to employees.


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