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NSW COVID update: Nearly 1000 Health workers have been removed from their duties after refusing the COVID-19 vaccine

NSW Health has confirmed nearly 1000 members of its workforce have now been either stood down or quit after refusing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Just days after Premier Dominic Perrottet announced a new mandate for healthcare workers in the state to receive a booster shot, the health department acknowledged 325 workers had resigned and 670 had been stood down.

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“NSW Health can advise that of its entire workforce of about 170,000 people, approximately 0.2 per cent (325) have resigned due to their vaccination position as of 23 December 2021,” a NSW Health spokesperson said.

“Additionally, approximately 670 people (0.4 per cent) have now ceased employment with NSW Health due to their position in relation to the COVID-19 vaccine.”

“These former employees were a mix of clinical and non-clinical staff.”

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