Mandatory vaccination of health care workers

10 Sep 2021

More details have been released regarding the requirement for all workers in health care settings to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The requirement to be vaccinated will apply to people who work in health care settings which include public health settings, private health facilities, private provider facilities and specific education settings.

It also applies to people who provide health and medical services and treatments outside of these settings, including persons registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and particular allied health professionals.

All Department of Health employees and contractors are also required to be vaccinated.

This means that people required to be vaccinated must have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or provide evidence of a booking or exemption by 31 October 2021.

For more information about mandatory vaccination go to Health care settings.