Summary of Research: Healthcare providers (HCPs) are at increased risk of acquiring and transmitting vaccine-preventable diseases. Requirements for vaccination of HCPs vary significantly between countries and among organizations. HCPs have a moral responsibility to protect the health of their patients and a professional responsibility to limit absenteeism, disruption of healthcare services, and the costs associated with testing, treatment, and infection control measures related to vaccine-preventable diseases.
Primary Research: Maltezou HC, Poland GA. Immunization of Health-Care Providers: Necessity and Public Health Policies. Healthcare (Basel). 2016;4(3):47.