Health history and immunization for childcare providers

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Updated: 4/18/2007 9:11 am Published: 4/18/2007 9:11 am

A qualified childcare provider should be extremely cautious regarding communicable diseases. Immunizations for tuberculosis, also known as T-B shots, as well as regular screenings for hepatitis are common practice. Before selecting a caregiver for your child, you may want to inquire about their health history and immunization record. While this question is less common than other standard pre-employment inquiries, it's a legitimate question regarding your child's future welfare. If you're not certain which immunizations are relevant, contact your state's health department or human services departments. These experts can advise you on the latest vaccines required for child care workers. Before hiring a caregiver, question applicants closely on health-related issues, for the safety of your child.

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