Are you a healthcare worker? This video uses humor and facts to show why you need to get vaccinated to protect yourself and your patients.
Increasing immunization rates for healthcare workers is a national priority and a goal of Healthy People 2020. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), unvaccinated healthcare workers can be a key cause of outbreaks in healthcare settings.
Clark County Public Health is working with local healthcare providers and administrators to increase immunization rates for all vaccine-preventable diseases by implementing best practice strategies.
A healthcare worker is anyoneworking in a long-term care facility, child care center, medical and/or dental office, or any setting that serves people who are immunocompromised due to illness or age.
This includes direct care staff, as well as people whose jobs may put them into close contact with patients, such as housekeepers, maintenance staff, lab technicians, food service staff, office staff and volunteers.
We have created a toolkit including promotional and educational materials, sample policies and forms to assist in promoting healthcare worker immunization in your facility.