Health workers rush to get jabbed ahead of deadline
Tasmania's Health Minister has declared 97 percent of workers in his sector have now met the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
That equates to 14,534 public health employees across the state who are jabbed, booked in to get the shot, or have an adequate exemption.
There's only a few days before the department begins terminating the employment of staff who refuse to show evidence of those, with no room for redeployment.
But Jeremy Rockliff is confident more public health workers will roll up their sleeves before Sunday's deadline.
"In recent days, we have seen a significant spike in public health sector employees providing evidence of vaccination or a medical exemption and we’ll continue to work with the remaining 3 per cent to achieve the best possible outcome," he said.
"It’s clear that these latest figures only confirm that our Government’s plan to reconnect Tasmanians is widely supported by those who work to protect our communities every day.
"The Tasmanian Liberal Government remains focused on ensuring every eligible Tasmanian has the opportunity to get vaccinated in the lead up to reopening our borders carefully and safely on December 15."