Vaccination coverage among medical residents in Paris, France.
Authors: Mir O,Adam J,Gaillard R,Gregory T,Veyrie N,Yordanov Y,Berveiller P,Chousterman B,Loulergue P,
Address: SIHP, Syndicat des Internes des Hôpitaux de Paris, 17 rue du Fer à Moulin, Paris, France. email@example.com
Journal: Clin Microbiol Infect.
Publication: 2012 May;18(5):E137-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2012.03788.x. Epub 2012 Mar 9.
medical residents are particularly exposed to the risk of occupational infection. We aimed to determine the Vaccination coverage in residents with an anonymous self-reporting electronic questionnaire. A total of 250 residents took part in this survey. Vaccination rates were particularly high for mandatory vaccinations (diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B virus and tuberculosis). Regarding recommended vaccinations (influenza, 45.6%; pertussis, 65.2%; measles, 62.8%; varicella, 62.8%), rates were insufficient to prevent hospital epidemics, but higher than those reported in other healthcare workers. Further immunization programmes should target residents, and not only senior healthcare workers, with a critical role for occupational medicine departments.
© 2012 The Authors. Clinical Microbiology and Infection © 2012 European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
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