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Can some opinions please?<br><br>
DF's new work says he has to have the Hep B series cause he works with blood/blood products and needles all day long. He already had the series when he went overseas to Iraq a 3-4 years ago, but they said he needs it again, that it is company policy.<br><br>
He isnt sure what to do.....told him I would ask you knowledgeable ladies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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could they check his titers and allow him to skip being re-vaccinated if he shows he is immune?
 

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Have his titers checked and submit that instead. If that doesn't work ask about a waiver form. Waivers are pretty common for the Hep B vax in health care (I'm not talking about an exemption here, a waiver is differen't).
 

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I will tell him to ask them when he calls home for lunch here in a few...thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Sorry don't mean to hijack this thread, but I'm very interested because dh also works in the medical field and he has to repeat the series 3 times!<br><br>
They have checked his titers each time and he just does not seem to develop any immunity from the vax. I think it's crazy that he has to keep getting them when they aren't working for him.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
Are there any other ways to go about this?
 

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According to OSHA rules and regs, employers must offer the Hep B series if there is a likelihood of exposure. The employee has every right to refuse the vaccine.<br><br><a href="http://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_BloodborneFacts/bbfact05.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_Bloo...s/bbfact05.pdf</a>
 

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I'm not sure that they can FORCE him to vax. I and my DH both work in the healthcare field. We were offered the vax. He took it and I delcined. I did have to sign a statement to the effect that I knew I could be exposed to Hep B & was declining the company's free vax.
 

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They are not allowed to force the vax, only "strongly encourage". He has every right to sign a waiver, which they are SUPPOSED to offer. I work in health care (various facilities) and thankfully I've never not been offered the option to sign the waiver.
 

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We did some research and talking and he will talk with them Monday regarding this. We both feel he doesnt need it again, and will do what we need to make sure he isnt forced to do it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">According to OSHA rules and regs, employers must offer the Hep B series if there is a likelihood of exposure. The employee has every right to refuse the vaccine.<br><br><a href="http://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_BloodborneFacts/bbfact05.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_Bloo...s/bbfact05.pdf</a></div>
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Wow. I've never seen this before; I'll try to hold onto it.
 
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