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In general terms, health personnel are the ones who are most exposed to contracting infectious agents and the risk increases in the midst of the health crisis that we are experiencing. Mitigating the danger in these professionals of acquiring infectious diseases is based on impeccable hygiene, compliance with protocols and adequate immunization, that is, a daily vaccination.

Institutions must have a vaccination program for their staff, which performs: background evaluations in relation to vaccine-preventable diseases, serological studies before vaccination, registry of administered vaccines and serologies performed, registry of reactions attributed to vaccines and finally the provision and administration of these.

Photograph of CES nurse monitoring the vaccination of a patient

Photography: Office of Organizational Communication

Cielo Campero Cristancho, nurse at the Colombian Institute of Tropical Medicine - ICMT- states that:"Immunization is based on a series of vaccines, which is important to keep up to date because they protect against the acquisition of diseases, especially in the midst of the current situation, since it prevents people from acting as a source of spread of infectious agents with whom have contact. "

The complete vaccination scheme that is composed of:

  • Triple viral (measles - rubella - mumps) these prevent diseases transmitted by droplets of respiratory secretions.
  • Antihepatitis B, these prevent diseases transmitted by contaminated blood and fluids.
  • Antivaricela
  • Influenza
  • Tetanus.
  • In the case of laboratory personnel, two doses of hepatitis A are recommended.

Interested persons may inquire about vaccination by calling: (4) 3053500 extension 2280 - 2284.

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