A medical surveillance program is provided through the University Employee Occupational Health Clinic (UEOHC) for personnel who are occupationally at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens (BBP), have direct contact with research animals, or receive vaccines for various infectious agents (e.g. vaccinia, rabies, measles), used in the laboratory. The program includes free hepatitis B vaccine and post-exposure evaluation and follow-up. Contact the Clinic for more information at 919-966-9119.
In addition to being offered recommended vaccines, lab workers may have baseline serum samples collected as appropriate and tests for agents handled in the lab (e.g. TB skin test).