Immunization for Health Professionals

Based on the scientific documentation of occupational transmission, all professionals (teachers, students and other employees) that may be exposed to biological material during their activities, should go through the immunization arrangement, including those who do not directly work with patients’ assistance, such as sanitizing and support teams.

The hepatitis B immunization is highly recommended:

I – One to two months after the last dose (with maximum interval of 6 months), the serology anti-HBs test must be taken, to verify the vaccination state;

II – When there is no vaccine response after the first series of vaccination, a new series of three doses must be taken;

If the lack of response persists, after a second series of immunization, a new vaccination is not recommended.

a – The unresponsive health professional (without vaccine response to 2 series with three doses each) must be considered as susceptible to infection from the hepatitis B virus;

b – If an exposure to biological material happens, with known or probable risk of infection by HBV (Hepatitis B virus), the unresponsive professional must use hyperimmune immunoglobulin against hepatitis B.

The immunization for diphtheria/tetanus, rubella, mumps, measles, influenza and tuberculosis is recommended.

One must periodically verify the guidelines of the Ministry of Health regarding the immunization need of the health professionals due to outbreaks and epidemics of infectious diseases.

It is up to the doctor designated by the institution to perform the PCMSO (Occupational Health Medical Control Program) and PPRA (Prevention of Environmental Risks Program), the task of verifying the vaccine and serology state of the employees on duty, as well as in the hiring exam and others, as determined by NR 7 (Regulatory Norm 7) and NR 9 (Regulatory Norm 9) of the Ministry of Labor and Employment.

It is up to the Unigranrio Schools and Institute Directors to verify the vaccine and serology state of the students of the technical courses, undergraduates, graduates, and interns, while taking the classes and upon entering the institution.

It is recommended that the students with complete vaccine scheme for Hepatitis B perform activities with exposure to biological materials.

There is an exception only to the students who are unresponsive to the vaccination to hepatitis B, who must follow the art 4° § 1° III of the Regiment of the operation of Unigranrio’s Biosafety Commission.