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Your Vaccination Policy
Updated 18 August 2021
While there is no work, health and safety (WHS) requirement that you must implement a policy around the COVID-19 vaccine, it is important for all employers to review and update their organisational WHS policies regarding infection control and COVID-19 in the workplace.
For disability organisations intending to mandate or even strongly encourage COVID-19 vaccinations, it is advisable to develop a vaccination policy.
Read more about mandating COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace here: COVID-19 VACCINATIONS – Questions & Answers >
A tailored vaccination policy is the appropriate way for employers to establish their approach to COVID-19 vaccination and provide clear guidance to your staff on the measures taken to reduce the work health and safety risks relating to infectious diseases such as influenza and COVID-19.
Your vaccination policy will usually be a component of your existing infection control policy. It could be a stand-alone document, or it could be linked to other relevant workplace literature e.g. other policies, employment contracts or Enterprise Bargaining Agreements.
Your vaccination policy should include:
Information about your organisation’s vaccination program and implementation plan
How you will manage communications, record-keeping and privacy
Your processes for managing scenarios whereby an employee chooses not to be vaccinated
Employer and employee responsibilities
NDS members who want to review their organisation’s vaccination documentation can contact WorkPlacePLUS via NDS’s online professional advisory form.