Immunisation recommendations for health professionals working remote

Immunisation is important because healthcare workers, especially those working in remote communities in the Northern Territory, can be at increased risk of some preventable diseases as well as potentially transmitting infections to susceptible patients.

The NT Remote Health Atlas provides recommendations, information and advice with regard to occupational immunisations applicable to all remote health staff. The guidelines assume that all health professionals will have had routine childhood immunisations.

While Tuberculosis screening is not an immunisation, it is recommended for all remote health professionals (HPs) to establish a baseline Mantoux reading or initiate treatment.

You can access the staff immunisation guidelines from the NT DoH Remote Health Atlas here.

If you are concerned about your level of risk or would like more information on all aspects of immunisation and infectious disease risks, please click here.

Friday, 1 April 2016