The Tasmanian Government is not planning on announcing a vaccination mandate for teachers at this stage, despite three other states and two territories requiring school staff to be vaccinated.
Tasmania, Queensland and South Australia are the only jurisdictions where teachers are not yet required to be vaccinated by a certain date.
Tasmania Police officers are being considered for a vaccination mandate, however.
Premier Peter Gutwein on Wednesday said matters such as vaccine mandates were "always generally under review", but that a 90 per cent population target would ensure strong community coverage.
"And I'm confident that should we hit that vaccination rate across the broader population that we will have high levels of vaccination rates across those that will be in frontline-facing roles," he said.
He reiterated this response on Thursday when asked specifically about teachers.
"While we have moved to make vaccination mandatory for those who work in health and aged care settings where high level of risk exists, we will continue to monitor the situation both here and in other jurisdictions, including risk levels and make decisions informed by public health advice," Mr Gutwein said.
Western Australia this week announced a broad vaccination mandate with health, police, freight, emergency services, prison and community workers to be vaccinated by December 1, and supermarket, pubs and eatery workers by January 31.
Teachers must be vaccinated by the start of term one.
The Northern Territory's mandate for all public-facing roles has faced protests this week.
Australian Education Union Tasmanian branch president David Genford said the government must engage with schools should it be considering a mandate for teachers.
"Communication should begin now and be guided by the results of current consultation," he said.
"Where vaccination rates are lower than required, staff should have the opportunity to ask questions of health care experts, receive reliable information and receive their vaccination at an accessible time and location.
"One size does not fit all, communication needs to be direct and transparent and responsive to individual concerns."
Tasmania led the country in terms of priority vaccinations for year 11 and 12 students and school staff.
The AEU has also been in regular contact with the Education Department throughout the pandemic to assist in at-home learning preparations, income for relief staff and return-to-school planning.
Mr Genford said they had every expectation that strong communication would continue into 2022.
"Any decision on mandatory vaccination must be based on Public Health advice, comprehensive data and thorough consultation with AEU members - this approach has served students, our communities, schools, colleges and our member educators well to this point," he said.
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