[MCOH-EH] Polio

Hanson, ShaRonne (HAL) SHanson at HollandAmerica.com
Wed Jun 4 08:50:37 PDT 2014

Our experience is that this is not as  commonly occurring as it is for permanent immigration status.  It depends upon what you have defined as a required screening package for temporary workers and Usually is a company driven value.  For visa's, no Vaccination evidence is required for many of them.    Again the company standard appears to be the primary driver.   For our outbound employees - there is no guidance from any country that requires visa's for entry.  This has always been a company specific guide - which we maintain on a regular basis.   Status is updated at least quarterly
Sharonne Hanson
Manager Crew Medical Fleet
Holland America Line
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From: MCOH-EH [mailto:mcoh-eh-bounces at mylist.net] On Behalf Of Cunha, Bruce E.
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 8:45 AM
Subject: Re: [MCOH-EH] Polio

Probably not a bad question to ask.  Persons immigrating to the US are supposed to go through a medical screening that includes vaccination, but I don't know if that applies to visa's or temporary work permits.


Bruce E. Cunha RN MS COHN-S
Manager, Employee Health and Safety
Marshfield Clinic
Marshfield WI.

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From: MCOH-EH [mailto:mcoh-eh-bounces at mylist.net] On Behalf Of Upfal, Mark
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 10:38 AM
Subject: [MCOH-EH] Polio

Any thoughts about screening HCWs who are arriving from endemic countries (e.g. starting residents, new faculty, other immigrants) for proof of polio immunization?

Mark Upfal, MD, MPH
Corp Medical Director, DMC Occupational Health Services
4201 Saint Antoine, UHC 4G-3
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 993-0509


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