Mark McGowan press conference: WA Premier to deliver vaccination update

Staff writersThe West Australian
VideoVaccination will become mandatory for a huge list of occupations including teachers and those in construction, with the Government saying we’re in the ‘final quarter’ of the fight against the virus.

UPDATED: COVID-19 vaccinations will become compulsory for most West Australian workers, including teachers and supermarket staff, by the end of the year.

Premier Mark McGowan says the drastic step is necessary to prepare the state for community transmission of the virus.

It will be rolled out across three groups representing 75 per cent of the WA workforce.

"It is proportionate and reasonable, and is aimed at preparing Western Australia safely for the inevitable community transmission," Mr McGowan told reporters on Wednesday.

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