Mandatory vaccination of residential aged care workers

Aug 06, 2021

The Australian Government is working closely with the states and territories to implement the National Cabinet decision to mandate that at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine be administered by mid-September 2021 for all residential aged care workers.

This means that new students undertaking courses that include work placement or lead to employment in the aged care sector may be required to get vaccinated. Ultimately states and territories will determine the scope and exemptions to be included in the instruments to implement the National Cabinet decision.

Further information on the Australian Government’s vaccination program is available on the Department of Health website. Information about implementation to establish mandatory vaccination requirements for residential aged care workers will be available from the Department of Health’s website.