Health Care Personnel
Achieving and sustaining high vaccination coverage among health care personnel will protect staff and their patients, and reduce disease burden and health-care costs.
Vaccines for Health Care Personnel
- Hepatitis B
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Varicella (Chicken Pox)
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (TdaP)
- Vaccination Information for Health Care Personnel
- Resources for Program Coordinators and Administrators on Vaccination of Health Care Personnel
- Influenza Vaccination Rates for Health Care Personnel, 2012 – Present
New York State Laws and Regulations
- Regulation for Prevention of Influenza Transmission by Healthcare and Residential Facility and Agency Personnel
- This regulation requires healthcare facilities and agencies licensed under Article 28 or Article 36 of the Public Health Law and any hospice established pursuant to Article 40 of the Public Health Law to document the influenza vaccination status of all personnel to which the regulations apply each year and require unvaccinated personnel to wear a surgical mask at all times while in areas where patients or residents may be present during periods that the Commissioner of Health determines that the influenza season is underway.
- Long-term Care Resident and Employee Immunization Act (PHL Article-21-A)
- This law requires long-term care facilities, adult homes, adult day healthcare facilities, and enriched housing programs to provide or arrange for influenza vaccination for all residents and employees every year. The law also requires these types of facilities to provide or arrange for pneumococcal vaccination for all residents and employees for whom the vaccine is recommended per guidelines issued by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
- Compilation of the Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (NYCRR) Title 10, Sections 405.3, 415.26, 751.6, 763.13, 766.11, 793.5.
These regulations require that all persons who work at hospitals, nursing homes, diagnostic and treatment centers, home health agencies and programs and hospices be immune to measles and rubella. The NYCRR can be found at New York Codes, Rules and Regulations, Title 10.
- Hospitals (405.3 – Administration)
- Nursing Homes (415.26 – Organization and administration)
- Diagnostic and Treatment Centers (751.6 – Personnel)
- Certified Home Health Agencies, Long Term Health Care Program and AIDS Home Care Programs (763.13 – Personnel)
- Licensed Home Care Services Agencies (766.11 - Personnel)
- Hospice (793.5-Personnel)
National Vaccination Recommendations and Resources
- Vaccines and Immunizations, For Specific Groups of People: Healthcare Workers - Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)
- Immunization of Health-Care Personnel, Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), CDC - Updated November 25, 2011
- Influenza Vaccination of Health-Care Personnel: Recommendations of ACIP and HICPAC - Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)
- IDSA, SHEA, and PIDS Joint Policy Statement on Mandatory Immunization of Health Care Personnel According to the ACIP-Recommended Vaccine Schedule, Infectious Diseases Society of America
- Health Care Personnel Vaccination Recommendations - Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) (PDF, 66KB, 1pg.)