Wagga teachers, police officers and health workers are amongst employees who will need to get their vaccine or face possible job loss.
On Tuesday, NSW Police announced that all it staff will now be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 due to the escalation of cases in NSW.
It follows the move made by other public service sectors and corporate groups.
NSW Nurses and Midwives Association Wagga president Amit Gupta said he had supported mandatory vaccines from the beginning.
From September 30, a health care worker must have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to work.
"We are the frontline workers, so we need to get vaccinated because we don't want to get affected by the virus and take the germs to the family," Mr Gupta said.
"It's a good initiative, and being in this profession, we need to set an example.
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"I would encourage everyone to get the vaccine. I appeal to everyone."
Elizabeth O'Carrigan, director of Catholic Education for the Diocese of Wagga, said many staff are choosing to be vaccinated.
"The NSW Government has indicated that it intends to issue a Public Health Order mandating vaccination for school staff," she said.
"When the Public Health Order is issued, Catholic schools must ensure that they comply with the requirements under that order.
"While Catholic Schools NSW awaits the Public Health Order laying out the specifics of this announcement, CEDWW is supporting our employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in the meantime."
Mrs O'Carrigan said they don't know what will be regarded as an exemption to taking the vaccine yet, but they will guarantee that sufficient policies and procedures are implemented.
"CEDWW has taken a proactive approach and strongly encourages employees who wish to be vaccinated to do so by arranging appointments through the NSW Health COVID -19 Vaccination website," she said.
Maria O'Sullivan, an associate professor and the deputy director at the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, said workplaces mandating vaccines had raised questions around employee rights.
The Fair Work Ombudsmen have released four broad tiers to help employers decide if the mandate would be lawful and reasonable.
Professor O'Sullivan said employees could only refuse the mandate under a medical exemption, but they need documentation.
"You can't say that's discrimination against me on my vaccination status unless it's related to a recognised objection such as a medical exemption," she said.
"I think there is a misconception about conscientious objection and that it is a valid reason.
"You can have a conscientious objection, but that does not mean anything. You still have to face the consequences."
Professor O'Sullivan said she thinks it is important for the government to be the leading body when choosing which workplaces have vaccine mandates.
She said this would protect the employers and also provide consistency across the board.
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