Impfungen für Mitarbeiter des Gesundheitswesens

Translated title of the contribution: Vaccination recommendations for health care workers in Austria

Ursula Wiedermann, Pamela Rendi-Wagner, Gerhard Aigner, Elmar Bechter, Christiane Druml, Petra Falb, Heidemarie Holzmann, Gabriele Karbus, Herwig Kollaritsch, Michael Kundi, Elisabeth Presterl, Eva-Elisabeth Szymanski, Barbara Tucek, Werner Zenz, Karl Zwiauer

Research output: Journal article (peer-reviewed)Review article

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In Austria the vaccination coverage among health care workers (HCW) - particularly among hospital personnel - is not sufficient. This is of specific concern, because not only the individual protection but also the prevention of disease transmission of vaccine preventable diseases between HCW and patients needs to be guaranteed. Particularly immunosuppressed patients, who are at higher risk for morbidity and mortality due to certain infections, but cannot be vaccination themselves, must be able to rely on herd protection, i.e. not being infected by surrounding/caring persons. The following publication provides for the first time detailed guidelines for vaccination programs for HCWs in Austria, including personnel within hospitals, medical institutions and laboratories, as well as Medical Universities including students. Moreover, these guidelines are also recommended to medical personnel in outpatient clinics, social service institutions and medical practices. Additionally to the vaccination schedules this publication also includes a chapter on ethical as well as legal background underlying these recommendations.

Translated title of the contributionVaccination recommendations for health care workers in Austria
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)S11-S22
JournalWiener Klinische Wochenschrift
Issue numberSUPPL.1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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