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What Type of Shots Do Daycare Workers Need?

Submitted by jrlaw on Nov 20th, 2009

Working at a daycare center presents challenges for the workers. Besides taking care of the well-being of children, they must endure any sickness the child may have. In recent news, there have been reports of swine flu, H1N1, and other illnesses that are being spread over masses of people. This has caused concern for people who are in contact with many individuals. For daycare workers, the importance of having shots to protect their health remains paramount in the avoidance of daycare abuse or neglect.


What are the Shots for Daycare Workers

Daycare workers are at a higher risk of catching infections and viruses from children. To combat illnesses, it is important that daycare workers take shots to help prevent them. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia point out the shots daycare workers are recommended to take. Daycare workers must take vaccines to protect them from measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, varicella and hepatitis B. Daycare workers must also receive a vaccine for influenza. In addition to these shots, it is also noted that taking a hepatitis A vaccine can help prevent severe infection of the liver.
When Daycare Workers Refuse Shots
Some daycare workers are forced to take shots to prevent illnesses. Refusing to do so can even cause them to lose their job. In a blog by the Health Freedom Alliance, a report is told about a daycare worker who is facing losing her job for refusing a mandatory flu shot. Clare works in a daycare center that is sponsored by a local hospital. After being told that all daycare staff workers must immediately take a flu shot, she refused. Consequently, her boss told her, “Well then you’ll be fired.” Unfortunately, many daycare workers may be faced with the same dilemma.
Rasansky Law firm is dedicated to being an advocate for individuals who suffer from daycare neglect. If you feel that your child is a victim of daycare abuse, do not hesitate to fill out our free case evaluation form. Our team will gladly review the facts of your situation.