Policy DAJ-Immunizations for District Employees
Issue Date: May 21, 2014
Utah law provides the local health department, in the event of a case or an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease among District students or employees, with the authority to exclude from school and the workplace all susceptible persons, including students and employees, to prevent the spread of communicable disease and to protect the public’s health.
Record of Immunization
All employees are encouraged to maintain and provide to the District a record of immunization or immunity against the diseases listed below for ready access in the event of an outbreak. A record on file of employee immunizations will allow school administrators and local health department officials to immediately identify employees who may remain at work during the outbreak. Employees with no record on file, or whose record does not indicate immunization against the disease identified in an outbreak, may be excluded from the school or workplace by the local health department without pay. The local health department will also determine when excluded staff members may return to school or workplace.
In accordance with the recommendation of the Utah Department of Health, all employees are encouraged to be vaccinated against the following:
Measles, Mumps, Rubella
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis
Varicella (Chicken Pox)