Aim: People who work in childcare centres, nurseries and other care facilities for children are at risk of infectious diseases. The aim of this work is to ascertain the vaccination status of childcare workers in training and identify target groups for vaccination campaigns in this setting. Methods: Altogether 58 childcare workers at a vocational school for social welfare services were questioned about their health behaviour, including their vaccination status in relation to selected illnesses and their attitude towards vaccination (participation rate 88%). Univariate and bivariate analyses and logistic regression analysis were used for statistical purposes: p<0.05 was defined as statistically significant and p<0.1 was defined as a statistical trend. Results: At 60%, vaccination coverage was best for tetanus. With regard to all the other vaccinations in the survey, 35-45% of the participants were either not vaccinated or did not know about their vaccination status. Depending on the respective vaccine-preventable disease, vaccination status depends on the presence of chronic illnesses and attitudes to vaccination. Conclusion: Childcare workers in training are not sufficiently vaccinated. Immunisation gaps could be closed here with the help of the Prevention Act. At the same time, however, it seems important to use a target group-specific approach which can be directed at, for example, the health status of those to be vaccinated or at their attitudes towards vaccination.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Vaccination status of enucleare workers in training
|Arbeitsmedizin Sozialmedizin Umweltmedizin
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|Published - 01.03.2017