Western Australia's Premier Mark McGowan could introduce a Covid-19 vaccine ...

Western Australia's Premier Mark McGowan could introduce a Covid-19 vaccine ...
Western Australia's Premier Mark McGowan could introduce a Covid-19 vaccine ...
Mark McGowan could FORCE teachers to get a Covid vaccine or face losing their jobs – after mandates provoked outcry in NSW and Victoria Vaccine mandates are being considered for teachers by the WA government WA has already implemented compulsory vaccination for frontline workers  State School Teachers Union of WA said it would support a vaccine mandate

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School teachers could be the next group targeted for mandatory coronavirus vaccinations in Western Australia in a bid to accelerate the state's rollout.

Education Minister Sue Ellery says the idea is being considered by the state government amid concerns about the highly infectious Delta strain.

'In Victoria and New South Wales they have mandated it, and you have to look at the impact that Delta has had in schools. It's being spread in schools and young people have caught it and are being affected by it,' she told reporters on Tuesday.

Western Australia's Premier Mark McGowan is considering introducing a vaccine mandate for teachers (pictured, McGowan leaving Dumas House)

Western Australia's Premier Mark McGowan is considering introducing a vaccine mandate for teachers (pictured, McGowan leaving Dumas House)

'Obviously we'll act on the health advice but you've got to look at what's happening in other jurisdictions.'

As NSW edges closer to an 80 per cent vaccination rate, WA continues to trail behind at about 53 per cent for those aged 16 and above.

WA has enforced mandatory vaccinations for port, transport and freight workers, health and aged care staff, police and other frontline workers.

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