WA Access Directions Released: Mandatory Vaccination Health Order for Aged Care Workers
Thursday 12 Aug 2021
The WA Health Department has issued directions requiring, all aged care workers to have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination by 17 September 2021, in order to continue working in aged care.
The HSUWA is seeking further detail from the State Government regarding exemption protocols and procedures and support for WA workers to access the vaccine.
The Directions were released in line with the Federal Health Order for Mandatory Vaccination of Aged Care Workers, which was approved at the National Cabinet in July 2021. You can download a copy of the WA Access Directions here.
More Information and Resources
COVID-19 vaccination will be mandatory for full time, part-time and casual residential aged care workers, volunteers engaged by the facility, and students on placement. For more information regarding the Federal Health Order, please visit health.gov.au
If you work in a residential aged care facility and you have further questions call 1800 020 080 and press option 4.
If you have any further issues regarding the Mandatory Vaccination Health Order for Aged Care Workers or the Western Australian Access Directions, please get in contact with us.
Contact the HSUWA
T: (08) 9328 5155