Mr Pallas said workers in the public sector will get paid time off to get their third dose as part of the state’s vaccination push.
“We are doing this because the health and safety of our public service and public sector employees and the whole community is vitally important to us,” he said.
“We recognise that, as an employer, we have a duty of care to our public servants.
“They also have a responsibility to the community at large to make sure that they are not a source of infection in those interactions.
“That is why, as an employer, we are taking this vital step. The change in conjunction with the vaccination blitz at sites like this makes getting your third dose earlier and easier than ever before.”