Employees within the healthcare industry and those who care for children or animals are likely to be exposed to infectious diseases. It is recommended that before commencing employment, candidates are screened for immunity to common infectious diseases, thus identifying the need for vaccinations or boosters.
Why test for immunity to infectious disease?
Fully vaccinated and immune employees help protect those too ill or too young for immunisation and provide your employee with immunity to multiple infectious diseases; for example, meat industry employees at risk of Q-fever exposure.
What should employees be tested for?
Healthcare workers, along with those working with children, the aged and immunocompromised, should be screened for immunity to:
- Hepatitis A & B
- Measles, mumps and rubella
- Pertussis (Whooping cough)
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
It is recommended that those working with animals be immunised for:
- Q fever
In the case of needle stick injuries, Clinical Labs recommends testing both recipient and donor for the following:
- Hepatitis B Virus
- Hepatitis C Virus
For more information on the immunity screening services offered by Clinical Labs, download the brochure below.