About The Hair Dressing Industry and Hepatitis B Vaccination
With ever more people dying with Hepatitis B and with approximately 80% of the infected being undiagnosed, Tattooists and Body Piercers are at increasing risk and have to be on their guard against hepatitis B infection. Trainees and short term staff are a key concern.
All staff who may come into contact with blood and contaminated equipment, need vaccination and certificate of immunity before workng to be safe.
The employer is responsible for the paid staff vaccination cost
The employer is also responsible to ensure the staffs safety
A Course of three injections should be administered, Boosted after 5 years
The Department of Health Green Book HBV Vaccination Guide
The Department of Health Olive Book HBV Exposure Guide
There follows 3 posters, the first poster highlights the basics of Blood Hygiene. The second Vaccination Schedules and the third the non occupational risk test chart for everyone. There is a Just Diagnosed Booklet for the infections that usually emerge when larger staff vaccinations/screenings happen. The GP Vaccination Request Letter, Risk Assessment Form and Professions at Risk Poster are on www.hepb.org.uk under resources.
STOP 40 million people have HIV
350 million have inherited HBV 210 million have transfusion HCV