Vaccinating healthcare workers: Level of implementation, barriers and proposal for evidence-based policies in Turkey

ÖZIŞIK L., Tanriover M., ALTINEL S., ÜNAL S.

HUMAN VACCINES & IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS, vol.13, no.5, pp.1198-1206, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/21645515.2016.1269992
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1198-1206
  • Keywords: adult vaccination, barriers, healthcare workers, immunization policies, vaccination, INFLUENZA VACCINATION, UNITED-STATES, POSITION PAPER, IMMUNIZATION, MEASLES, KNOWLEDGE, PERTUSSIS, SEROPREVALENCE, ATTITUDES, PERSONNEL
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The role of healthcare workers in life-long vaccination is very important in the means of 2 sided infection, rising patient awareness and being a role model for the patients. Numerous organizations publish guidelines for vaccination of HCWs, while healthcare facilities develop vaccination policies according to the accreditation standards. Nevertheless, vaccination rates among HCWs are far below targets.