About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of health care workers reporting they have had at least three doses of hepatitis B vaccine
Number of employed health care workers
From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:
Have you EVER received the hepatitis B vaccine?
- Don't know
Did you receive at least 3 doses of the hepatitis B vaccine, or less than 3 doses?
- Received at least 3 doses
- Received less than 3 doses
- Don't know
Data are the proportion of health care personnel who potentially have contact with patients in the workplace (persons who report they currently volunteer or work in a hospital, medical clinic, doctor’s office, dentist’s office, nursing home or some other health care facility) who have received three or more doses of the hepatitis B vaccine.
Additional resources about the objective
- Agerton, T.B.; Mahoney, F.J.; Polish, L.B.; et al. Impact of the bloodborne pathogens standard on vaccination of healthcare workers with hepatitis B vaccine. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 16: 287-291, 1995.
- Mahoney, F.J.; Stewart, K.; Hu, H.; et al. Progress toward the elimination of hepatitis B virus transmission among health care workers in the United States. Archives of Internal Medicine 157: 2601-2605, 1997.