WA Government announces Mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for primary and community health workers

New public health directions announced 10 October 2021 mandate that primary and community health staff must have a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine by 1 November 2021 and have a second dose vaccine by 1 December 2021. The directions will include:

  • general practice
  • ​private nurse and consulting offices
  • pharmacies
  • dental centres
  • allied health facilities
  • private pathology centres.

The directions will provide exemptions for certain categories of employees, which include medical exemptions and other temporary exemptions. WA Primary Health Alliance will provide links to the directions as soon as they become available.

COVID-19 vaccine appointments can be booked via the Vaccine Clinic Finder and Vaccinate WA.