Are You Vaccinated

Patients may not know if they've been vaccinated. Therefore, healthcare professionals perform a blood test to determine detectable levels of antibodies in the bloodstream for preventable diseases such as Rubella.

If antibodies are detected in sufficient quantity, then the patient is immune to the disease. If the antibodies are not detected, then the patient needs to be revac-cinated. Healthcare professionals are required to be vaccinated for many common communicable diseases in order to prevent acquiring the disease and passing the disease along to patients.

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