A non-immune nurse should not be assigned a client who has which of the vaccine-preventable airborne diseases?

Select all that apply.
  • tuberculosis
  • influenza
  • smallpox
  • pertussis
Numbers 2, 3, and 4 are correct.
A nonimmune nurse should refrain from being assigned to care for a client with a vaccine-preventable airborne disease such as measles, chicken pox, smallpox, influenza, and pertussis. While tuberculosis is an airborne disease, the vaccine for prevention is rarely used in the United States.