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Immunisations & Vaccinations

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) 1974, employers, employees and the self-employed have:

“specific duties to protect, so far as reasonably practicable, those at work and others who may be affected by their work activity, such as contractors, visitors and patients. Central to health and safety legislation is the need for employers to assess the risks to staff and others”

Immunisations as part of Pre-employment Checks

As part of your Pre-employment checks your vaccinations record will be checked by Occupational Health, and the requirement for specific vacations and/or blood tests will be assessed. This is in order to protect you as a healthcare worker and the patients from communicable diseases.

If the requirement for a vaccination and/or blood test has been identified, you will be invited to attend our service to receive them.

It is vital that your health and the health of our patients and service users are protected by ensuring that your immunity status is up to date.  

Immunisation of healthcare and laboratory workers helps:

  •  Protect the individual and their family from an occupationally-acquired infection
  •  Protect patients and service users, including vulnerable patients who may not respond well to their own immunisation
  • Protect other healthcare and laboratory staff
  •  Allow for the efficient running of services without disruption.
Immunisation History requests

If you require a copy of your immunisation history from the Occupational Health Service please email your request to , including the following information:

- Your Full Name

- Your date of birth

- Current home address

- Contact number

We aim to answer your request within 10 working days.

For more information on vaccinations follow the links below:

Hepatitis B_

Varicella (Chicken pox)_

MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)_

Further information is also available on the immunisation page of the UHB internet