Deadline for vaccine requirements

29 Nov 2021

The Tasmanian Government has adopted recommendations from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) for certain workers to be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In Tasmania, workers in quarantine facilities, health settings, the disability sector and aged care will need to be vaccinated to perform their roles.

The Director of Public Health has updated the Vaccination Requirements for Certain Workers direction, which has set a deadline for all sectors. If you are legally required to be vaccinated in accordance with the Direction you must have received all of the doses of the vaccine before 8 January 2022 (last date for second dose must be 7 January 2022).

The requirements relating to a medical contraindication remain the same.

If you have any queries regarding this please email pheoc.publicinfo@health.tas.gov.au or call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.