Vaccination and mantoux test policy in WIS

Updated 24.4.22

Vaccination policy in WIS


Titer test




Diphtheria-Tetanus (DT), every 8 years.

Employees/students who work with animals (rodents, monkeys, fish, birds, etc.) and those who work with Diphtheria toxin.


Tetanus, within 48 hours

Following needle stick accident or injury (resulting in bleeding)

Every 2 years (In Beit Dagan)


1. Employees/students who work with bats.

2. Employees/students who work with Rabies virus.



Employees/students who work with Monkeys.

Antibody titer should be tested if only 2 out of 3 shots are documented,. If the titer is above 10 mili international units, the third shot is still required. If under 10 mili international units re-vaccination is required (all 3 shots).


(work is allowed only after receiving the second shot)

1. Employees/students who work with unfixed human tissues/body fluids.

2. Employees/students who work with HBV virus.

Nurse/physician evaluation of the reaction to the vaccine 7-9 days after vaccination.

Vaccinia (smallpox vaccine), every 3 years. There are  strict guidelines who can be vaccinated (contact biosafety officer).

Employees/students who work with vaccinia virus.

HBV (as detailed above)

HBV (3 shots), HAV, Polio (every 10 years), Tetanus (every 8 years)


HBV (as detailed above)

HBV, Tetanus (every 8 years)

Biological waste disposal



Employees/students who work with human body liquids or unfixed human tissues from COVID-19 patients.


Vaccination procedure and financial refund

The PI and employee/student should fill in the Annual Safety Program (ASP) form the relevant risk factors/vaccinations.

The employee/student should receive the vaccine in their clinic, pending a physician evaluation, and send the papers to Yaffa Shahar (occupational health coordinator) for documentation.

Payed vaccines will be fully refunded pending on submitting a receipt. The receipt should first be signed by the occupational health coordinator (Yaffa Shahar, who will document the vaccine) and then submitted to human resources to obtain the refund.

Non-payed vaccines should be reported to the occupational health coordinator for documentation.

Tuberculosis monitoring

Employee/ students who work with monkeys should be annually monitored for tuberculosis. Monitoring includes a mantoux test and a chest x-ray, in case of a positive mantoux test. Veterinary resources are responsible for surveillance, treatment and documentation. Veterinarian Dr. Avishag Tuval is responsible for referring the employee, documentation and annual monitoring. Department administrator is responsible for financial refund by human resources division.