COVID 19 Mandatory Vaccination and Vaccination Program Policy

Applicable to: This Policy is applicable to WA health system entities, as defined in this policy.

The purpose of the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination and Vaccination Program Policy (Policy) is to protect Employees, and the people in their care across WA health system entities, from acquiring and transmitting COVID-19, a human coronavirus of pandemic potential and an urgently notifiable infectious disease.

This Policy mandates the requirement for all Employees of WA health system entities and those engaged under a contract for service arrangement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access and remain in a Health care facility and/or Residential aged care facility, in line with the Health Worker (Restrictions on Access) Directions (No 2) (Health Worker Directions) and/or the Residential Aged Care Facility Worker Access Directions (No 2) (Aged Care Worker Directions), or their replacements.

This Policy is a mandatory requirement under the Public Health Policy Framework pursuant to section 26(2)(c) and (l) of the Health Services Act 2016 (WA).

This Policy is a mandatory requirement for the Department of Health pursuant to section 29 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994 (WA).

Date of effect: 17 September 2021

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