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All paid and unpaid persons working in healthcare settings who have the potential for exposure to patients or to infectious materials including body substances, contaminated medical supplies and equipment, contaminated environmental surfaces, or contaminated air.

HCP include both persons who provide direct or indirect care to patients and those not directly involved in patient care but potentially exposed to infectious agents that can be transmitted to and from other HCP and patients. HCP required to receive annual influenza vaccination will be identified by the Director, DHA, and published in procedural instructions.

Source of Definition

DODI 6205.02 DOD Immunization Program

Related Glossary Terms

Health Care Provider | Health Care Providers [DoDI 6200.06] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 8580.02] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 1300.27] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 6000.13] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 6490.10] | Health Care Provider [DoDM 6025.13] | Health Care Provider [JP 4-02]

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