Vaccination and mantoux test policy in WIS


Updated 1.08.2021

Vaccination policy in WIS

Titer test




                      Diphtheria-Tetanus (DT), every 8 years.

                                                        Employees/students who work with animals     and those who work with Diphtheria toxin.


                    Tetanus, within 48 hours

                                                                  Following needle stick accident or injury (resulting in bleeding)


Every 2 years



                                                                         1. Employees/students who work with bats.

2. Employees/students who work with Rabies virus.

Antibody titer is required if only 2 out of 3 shots are documented: If titer results are above 10 mili international units a third shoot is required. If titer results are under 10 mili international units all 3 shots are required.



(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), every 3 years. There are strict guidelines who can be vaccinated (contact the 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


                           Validated COVID-19 vaccine.

                                                            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. Alternatively, the PI should Email this information to the Biosafety officer.

The employee/student should receive the vaccine in their clinic, pending a physician evaluation, and send the papers to Yaffa Shachar (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 Shachar, who will document the vaccine) and then submitted to human resources for a 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 Gil Hecht is responsible for referring the employee, documentation and annual monitoring. Department administrator is responsible for financial refund by human resources division.