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Children aged 6 months to under 5 years who are most at risk of severe disease are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination from 5 September 2022

The eligible population are those with severe immunocompromise, disability and those with complex/multiple health conditions. We will do our best to confirm eligibility of our regular patients at the time of booking. New patients are welcome but an appointment with a GP will be required to confirm eligibility – any appointment solely related to Covid-19 vaccination will be bulk-billed. New patients should seek a health summary from their regular GP.
Both age groups receive two doses 8 weeks apart (three doses 8 weeks apart if severely immunocompromised).
We run our children’s Covid-19 vaccinations on Friday afternoons at the Carson Suite, alternating Pfizer for ages 5-11 one week with Moderna for ages 6 months to under 5 the next week. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL – phone 9875 1123 to book.

Update for patients – 23 August 2021

The coronavirus vaccination program continues to evolve as supplies of Pfizer vaccines increase.

From 30th August 2021, all people from 16-59 are welcome to book for a Pfizer vaccination with a small number of children 12-15 and an even smaller number of adults 60 and over eligible as well. We continue to offer Astra Zeneca to all patients 18 and over and it continues to be the only choice for the vast majority of those over 60. Please see our home page for further information.

Please remember that your second dose is vital for best protection, and this must be with the same brand as your first dose.

We are currently booking Pfizer vaccinations into October but will continue to monitor our stock levels and as they increase, we will open up more appointments on our website.

As recent outbreaks have shown, our community’s safety is vulnerable. It is really important for all of us to be vigilant for symptoms and to be tested straight away. We continue to offer telehealth consultations for those with symptoms and can physically examine patients in our protected car park clinic. Please do not attend the clinic if you are unwell. It is vitally important that we keep other patients and our staff safe and ensure that Blackburn Clinic can remain open to serve you and others with all of your health needs.

As an essential business we remain open and able to provide all of our regular services. It is paramount that your regular checks and investigations continue.

On another note, we are pleased to announce that Blackburn Clinic has taken on the lease of the old pharmacy site. We plan to fit out these rooms over summer to allow for a further expansion of our capacity to serve our community.

Finally, a big thank you for all of your wonderful feedback and praise of our staff, our vaccine clinics and our service overall. We are greatly encouraged by your support, as we strive for our mission of delivering excellent healthcare.

Dr Peter Lovass
Managing Principal