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Infection prevention and control guidelines
6. Staff screening immunisation and infection management
Develop policies to ensure that all staff are either immunised or have natural immunity against vaccine-preventable diseases that can be transmitted in the practice environment.
Practice owners are responsible for advising staff of the risks of infection and ensuring that staff are aware they are expected to be covered for the vaccine-preventable diseases to which they may be exposed.
Practices can offer staff the opportunity to be vaccinated at work or use their preferred general practice or immunisation service.
Practices must maintain up-to-date records of staff immunisation status.
Practices must ensure that all staff are aware that:
Practices could implement recommended exclusion periods for those with known or suspected infectious diseases. The infection prevention and control coordinator must stay up to date with health department requirements for notifiable diseases.
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