This new implementation guidance summarizes and builds on current global recommendations and programmatic considerations for establishing and/or strengthening platforms for the vaccination of health workers.
While this area has recently gained increased attention through the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, it is a critical time to advocate for the importance of protecting health workers against other VPDs as well. Health worker vaccination programmes are a key element of occupational safety and health, as well as important platforms for facilitating a life-course approach to vaccination.
Target audience: Policy decision-makers in ministries of health (MOHs) and ministries of employment and labour, immunization managers and managers of health facilities, professional associations of various groups of health workers, and organizations of workers and employers in the health sector. This guide will be useful for countries that do not yet have a policy and programme in place, as well as for those seeking to expand or improve their existing health worker vaccination activities.
Available in English at: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240052154
French, Spanish, and Portuguese translations coming soon!