Developing a vaccination programme for clinical staff

In a recent case study, we highlighted the vaccination clearance service that we offered to clinical staff at private mental healthcare hospitals across the UK.

You can find out more about the specific details in our Private Mental Healthcare Hospitals Case Study, but we thought we’d take a look at just how important it is to develop a vaccination programme for clinical staff.

Why should you develop a vaccination programme?

It’s vital that organisations in the health sector are able to offer their staff a safe and healthy working environment.

This is especially important for someone who works in a job that could potentially bring them into contact with bodily fluids, from care workers and nurses to clinical staff or cleaners.

They need to ensure that they are up to date with their immunisations and have adequate vaccination cover.

Monitoring and managing this can be difficult, especially as businesses grow and expand.

Introducing a vaccination programme as part of the occupational health services you offer to employees will not only provide much-needed support but also ensure that the business is fulfilling its legal duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and COSHH 2002.

How can you implement a vaccination programme?

By employing the services of an occupational health provider, you can introduce procedures that will ensure all current staff and any new starters are aware of their current vaccination status.

We advise to follow Department of Health recommendations that all clinical staff directly involved with patient care, and those likely to be exposed to bodily fluids at work, should be up to date with their injections for:

  • Tetanus
  • Polio
  • Diphtheria
  • MMR (two doses)
  • BCG/TB
  • Hepatitis B

By distributing a vaccination evidence form to employees, an organisation can use the information to assess which vaccinations might be required.

An occupational health provider can also provide nurses to visit premises and administer vaccinations.

Starting a vaccination programme

Due to the success of the vaccination clearance service for our private mental healthcare client, we’re now offering the same service for a hospice to monitor and manage the immunity status of their staff.

As well as the health-care sector, we can also offer vaccination monitoring to organisations with staff members who are handling general waste, disposing of medical waste, cleaning toilet facilities or anyone likely to come into contact with material that might leave them open to infection.

The health and wellbeing of staff are vital for any business, but industries with employees who are exposed to the threat of infection require robust and stringent measures to keep people safe.

When it comes to managing their vaccinations and immunisation, the team at Fusion are ready and waiting to help.

Get in touch today to find out more.

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