Mandating vaccines in schools
An ensure law was identified if the facility is required to arrange for vaccination of, or make certain that any HCW/patient has been vaccinated against, any vaccine-preventable disease, unless a medical, religious, or philosophical exemption to the law is specified or the vaccination is refused.
Hepatitis B requirements were divided into "screening" and "reporting" laws.
Pertussis (whooping cough) is particularly dangerous in very young children; it can kill them.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of infants under one year old have to be hospitalized if they get pertussis, and 1-2 percent die from it.
This question pops up every now and again, and it’s in the news again: 750 students face suspension in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system in North Carolina for not having their TDa P (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) booster.
Students must have up-to-date vaccinations or face suspension by state law.
An ambulatory care facility was defined as a freestanding medical clinic or medical care facility that provides a variety of healthcare services in a centralized facility.
Reference to vaccine laws and exemption provisions are often missing from university websites and manuals.