Tasmania Mandatory Vaccination Information

Posted on 12 September 2021
By Tegan Carrison, Executive Director, AAPi

The Tasmanian Government has released further information regarding the mandatory vaccination of healthcare workers.

The requirement extends to all health care workers and well as those who work in public and private health settings. Workers will need to have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine or provide evidence of a booking or exemption by 31 October 2021.

The settings requiring mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination include:

  • Public health settings including public hospitals and public health clinics. 
  • Private health facilities, being a private hospital or day procedure centre, or specialist outpatient services.
  • Private provider facilities, such as general practitioners and private practice allied health/psychology. 
  • Education settings in which health care students are managed to undertake placement, registration, and/or internships in clinical settings for example UTAS and TasTAFE.
  • Aged care workers including students need to have had their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or a vaccination booking by 17 September 2021.

The mandate also extends to people who provide health and medical services and treatments outside of these settings. This includes:

  • People registered under the Health Practitioner National Law- this includes psychologists.
  • All Department of Health employees and contractors 

Those with specific medical conditions may be exempt. Talk with your GP or Specialist if you need to discuss a medical exemption. Your GP or Specialist will need to complete the vaccination exemption form.

Health care workers will need to have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine or provide evidence of a booking or exemption by 31 October 2021.

Further information can be found here.

Please reach out if you have any questions.