Vaccination requirements for workers
Find out if you need a COVID-19 vaccination to go to work.
As of 12.01am 1 December, there are no public health orders in force in NSW that mandate COVID-19 vaccination. The Public Health (COVID-19 Care Services) Order (No 3) 2022, which outlined vaccination requirements for aged care and disability workers to aged care facilities, ceased at the end of 30 November 2022.
Some workplaces may still require mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 under their own applicable work, health and safety obligations. Employers should take all reasonable steps to ensure compliance with any vaccination obligations.
If you have questions about any COVID-19 vaccination requirements for your workplace, speak to your employer.
Book a vaccination
Workers who have a medical reason for not receiving vaccination should speak to a medical practitioner (such as their GP).
The person must be unable to receive all approved COVID-19 vaccines to be granted a medical exemption.
Evidence of contraindication to COVID-19 vaccination is provided using the Australian Immunisation Register immunisation medical exemption form.
Recovering COVID-19 cases
If you have fully recovered from COVID-19 and have not already been vaccinated, you can now receive your COVID-19 vaccination.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends waiting 3 months after a confirmed COVID-19 infection before receiving your next dose. Book your vaccination for as soon as possible after the 3-month period has ended.
If your vaccination needs to be deferred and you require evidence of contraindication to COVID-19 vaccination, speak to your doctor.