Tasmanian police and emergency workers remain without a COVID vaccine mandate despite other sectors having already been delivered a vaccination ultimatum.
Tasmania Police Commissioner Darren Hine said a mandate was "under consideration", but stopped short of implementing one.
Commissioner Hine said despite no mandate the first-dose vaccination rate for both police and emergency workers was "pleasingly" about 90 per cent. There are 1395 police officers in Tasmania.
Commissioner Hine encouraged all staff who had not been vaccinated to "book an appointment as soon as possible".
The Tasmania Police situation differed from eastern seaboard counterparts in Queensland, NSW and Victoria who had already delivered a mandate for officers.
The number of officers stood down equated to about 0.20 per cent of the workforce while for protective service numbers that percentage was about 0.62.
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