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    Inpatient COVID-19 vaccinations (only accessible via VPN or while on campus)

    Vaccination clinics

    Priority COVID-19 vaccination appointments are still available for all WSLHD staff. To request an appointment, please speak with your manager. Managers should pass this information to the local COVID-19 vaccination facility coordinator who will help manage bookings.

    Contact details of local coordinators are below:

    The Blacktown Hospital AstraZeneca Vaccination Clinic is located in the former AIMSI building behind Blacktown Hospital.

    For more information on COVID-19 vaccination in NSW visit the NSW Health website here.

    Vaccination requirements for authorised workers

    NSW Health has announced changes in requirements for vaccination of authorised workers. Health care workers, including clinical and non-clinical staff are considered authorised workers.

    Full NSW Health statement can be viewed here

    What has changed?

    There has been an extension of time for authorised workers leaving a local government areas (LGA) of concern to attend work to be vaccinated

    Unvaccinated staff leaving an LGA of concern to attend work now have until the end of 19 September 2021 to get their fist dose of Covid-19 Vaccine. Staff who remain unvaccinated, without a medical contraindication form, will not be able to attend work outside their LGA after 19 September 2021

    Unvaccinated staff will have until the end of Wednesday 8 September 2021 to book their vaccination.

    From 9 September, staff will be required to carry evidence of their booking if they leave their LGA of concern to attend work at WSLHD facilities.

    Staff who do not meet the above requirements will not be able to enter our facilities. This does not apply to staff living and working in the same LGA of concern.

    The Government offers workers from the LGAs of concern priority bookings for vaccination. Please use the following link for priority bookings: Authorised workers who live in LGAs of concern.

    What if I can’t get vaccinated due a medical condition?

    Staff with a medical contraindication to COVID-19 vaccination can have their doctor complete the Chief Health Officer approved medical exemption form and submit it to their manager.

    Please be prepared to show this exemption to screening station staff.

    Evidence of COVID-19 vaccination

    If you have been identified as someone who requires at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination to attend work, you be asked to show evidence of vaccination. The following evidence is acceptable:

    Instructions on how to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations is available on the Services Australia website.

    Updating your vaccination record

    If you received your vaccination outside of a NSW Health facility, please email your vaccination record to EHA/ Staff Health Unit WSLHD-EHA@health.nsw.gov.au. This email must come from the employee updating their own record.

     

    Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Health Care Workers) Order 2021

    The Order establishes mandatory requirements for health staff and persons working in health settings to be vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine.
    The Order requires the first dose of a vaccine by 30 September 2021, with a second dose required by 30 November 2021.

    There will be an exemption if a worker is unable to be vaccinated a due to a medical contraindication.

    FAQs for NSW Health employees is available here.

    A fact sheet about mandatory vaccination is available here. 

     

    Advice for close/ casual contacts

    Advice for people who have been deemed close or casual contacts, with COVID-19 vaccine appointments in the coming days/ weeks.

    If you have been to a venue of concern and are a close or casual contact, please follow the health advice below for attending your appointment:

    • Casual contact: You must get tested for COVID-19 and only attend the appointment if a negative result is received.
    • Close contact: You must not attend your appointment. Please cancel and reschedule your appointment.

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    Disclaimer: Information on the COVID-19 Staff Information, Staff Wellbeing and other COVID-19 pages are intended for WSLHD staff. Information from these pages is not permitted to be disseminated or distributed to any third party outside WSLHD.
    Any such act may constitute a breach of the WSLHD Code of Conduct.