Susceptibility to vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccination adherence among healthcare workers in Italy: A cross-sectional survey at a regional acute-care university hospital and a systematic review.

@article{Maggiore2017SusceptibilityTV,
  title={Susceptibility to vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccination adherence among healthcare workers in Italy: A cross-sectional survey at a regional acute-care university hospital and a systematic review.},
  author={Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore and Carolina Scala and Alessandra Toletone and Nicoletta Debarbieri and Mauro Perria and Beatrice D'Amico and Alfredo Montecucco and Mariano Martini and Guglielmo Dini and Paolo Durando},
  journal={Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics},
  year={2017},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={470-476}
}
Healthcare Workers (HCWs) have an increased risk both to acquire and to spread vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) both to their colleagues and, especially, to vulnerable patients. The prevention of occupational hazards among HCWs is based on proper adoption of the standard and additional precautions, immunizations, and secondary preventive measures, such as post-exposure prophylaxis. Moreover, HCWs are often referred to as the most trusted source of vaccine-related information for their… CONTINUE READING