Public health orders on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination have now been released by Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania and Queensland.
You can view the public health orders here on the Department’s new webpage on mandatory vaccination.
Victoria’s Department of Health has notified providers they need to ensure workers are vaccinated by Thursday 16 September. The scope of mandatory vaccination for Victorian workers is expected to adhere to the framework endorsed by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee earlier this month.
All providers, IPC leads and facility managers should monitor relevant jurisdictional health websites for information on the orders and supporting explanatory information.
Vaccine hesitancy amongst your workers
On Monday, the Department issued an information kit for you to adapt and use to address vaccine hesitancy among your workforce and to promote ways for them to get vaccinated as quickly and safely as possible. As part of the campaign, a new video is now available starring vaccinated heroes.
Please share this video with your staff via internal communications channels and social media accounts.