Is it a legal requirement for home care workers to have immunisation injections?

When I received an application for a home care worker position they asked which jabs I had had. Is it legal requirement to have these injections? Can I refuse? I have read of bad reactions to the hep jab.

Asked By: Molly - 11/5/2012
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There is no literal requirement in law... More
Answered By: 203 - 11/5/2012
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Don't know but it is a good and prudent idea and for those who work in the field of Care Giver to practice
Answered By: Tee-Rex - 11/5/2012
There is no legal requirement to have jabs; but there is nothing to stop employers declining to employ those who don't have them.
Answered By: JZD - 11/5/2012
Whether or not it is legally required, why would you want to put vulnerable patients at risk? It may not be a legal responsibility but it is certainly a social responsibility of health care workers to take every precaution to ensure that their patients are protected. Just because you have read of "bad reactions" doesn'... More
Answered By: QueenofSummertime - 11/5/2012
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