Department of Health

Vaccination requirements for healthcare workers policy guidance

Policy guidance for healthcare settings

This policy provides additional guidance to healthcare settings (including Forensicare) to meet vaccination requirements for healthcare workers. Healthcare settings may use this policy to develop service-specific immunisation policies and guidelines or update their existing worker immunisation policies.

Healthcare settings are not required to adopt all elements of this policy. They must ensure that their policy, at a minimum, meets vaccination requirements outlined in all current Secretary or Ministerial Directions (as applicable).

This policy document outlines the:

  • settings and healthcare workers that fall under the direction of this policy
  • vaccine-preventable diseases included
  • evidence required to demonstrate compliance
  • roles and responsibilities of organisations and individuals in meeting the requirements of this policy.


Date published
11 Apr 2023
19 pages

Reviewed 12 April 2023

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