- COVID-19 vaccination is now mandatory for all federal public officers, said the Public Service Department (PSD) today.
- According to PSD, almost 98 per cent of civil servants have taken the COVID-19 vaccination, with 1.6 percent involving 16,902 people having yet to register.
All Civil Servants Must Now Receive Covid-19 Vaccination
The Public Service Department (PSD) announced today that COVID-19 vaccination is now required for federal public servants. PSD said in a statement released today that it was releasing the statement to give the public confidence and assurance that government services would be delivered smoothly and in accordance with efforts to restore the government's services to full operational levels based on the phases of the National Recovery Plan.
According to PSD, nearly 98% of civil servants have received the COVID-19 immunisation, with only 1.6 per cent, or 16,902 persons, still waiting to register. “On or by November 1st, all federal public service officers must finish their vaccination," it stated.
Civil servants who have not yet received their COVID-19 vaccine must visit any government vaccination centre (PPV) at this time.
“For officers who are unable to receive the vaccine due to medical reasons, they must submit to their respective department head the requisite health documentation that has been validated by a government medical officer," it stated.
Those who did not have the vaccine by the deadline and did not have a legal exemption would face disciplinary action, according to PSD.
It stated that the Public Officers (Conduct and Discipline) Regulations 1993 [P.U. (A) 395/1993] apply to all public officers.