Welcome to the Blackburn Specialist Centre
We pride ourselves on a high level of professionalism whilst offering a warm and caring environment to our patients, staff & Specialists.
We have a broad range of highly regarded consulting Specialists and Allied Health Professionals. Most of our Specialists require a referral from your GP, but many Allied Health Professionals do not need a referral. Please telephone us on 9875 1161 if you are unsure whether you need a referral.
PFIZER AND NOVAVAX COVID VACCINES AVAILABLE. PLEASE PHONE CLINIC TO BOOK
Moving forward we will only stock Novavax and Pfizer vaccine (both the adult formulation and the paediatric formulation). Pfizer is approved as a primary course (ages 5 plus) and as a Booster for ages 16 plus.
Novavax is only approved as a primary course and as a booster for patients aged 18 and over ‘if no other COVID-19 vaccine is considered suitable for that individual’.
MANAGING COVID AT HOME
Most people who test positive for COVID-19 will likely only experience mild symptoms and recover without requiring special treatment or hospitalisation, especially if fully vaccinated. The RACGP have produced a very useful Covid-19 patient guide, which will help reassure you about what is normal and when to seek further help: https://www.racgp.org.au/FSDEDEV/media/documents/Clinical%20Resources/Guidelines/Managing-mild-COVID-19-at-home-with-assistance-from-your-GP.pdf
If you want to talk to a GP about your results or any symptoms, please make a telehealth appointment.
COVID VACCINES FOR AGES 5-11
Saturday 5th February will be our final weekend clinic for first doses. We will run the sessions needed for second doses (these are already booked in for patients who have received a first dose). Due to space constraints and in order to provide an efficient service, we request you to attend with a ratio of one adult for every child being vaccinated. Please arrange for any children not being vaccinated to be looked after elsewhere.
We will continue to offer Pfizer for this age group. Please phone to clinic to book an appointment.
COVID VACCINE BOOSTERS – APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE FOR AGES 16 AND OLDER. PLEASE PHONE THE CLINIC TO BOOK
After almost 12 months of running weekend vaccine clinics we have met the Covid vaccine needs of the vast majority of our patients. Reduced demand allows us to cease the weekend clinics (at least for now!) other than those scheduled for ages 5-11 second doses.
ALL APPOINTMENTS FOR COVID VACCINES MUST BE MADE BY PHONING THE CLINIC.
Boosters now allowed at 3 months after second dose.
We are able to offer a booster dose for patients aged 16 and over who have received their first two doses of any of the Covid vaccines.
Current patients who did not have their Covid vaccines with us, you are very welcome to telephone the clinic to book in for your booster dose. We will need to know the date that you received your second dose.
Pfizer and Moderna are the preferred vaccines for the booster doses. If there is a reason why you would prefer an Astra Zeneca booster, then please telephone the clinic and we will arrange a time for you.
We are very proud of our hardworking immunising team – they have given over 4,300 Covid vaccinations between 10 January and 15 February 2022. Those 4,300 patients also have our thanks for stepping up to get the jab.
BLACKBURN CLINIC NOW PROVIDES PFIZER, MODERNA AND ASTRA ZENECA VACCINATIONS.
Please note, this is not the same as booster doses. Third doses are for people with immune compromising conditions or medications (eg. cancer, chemotherapy).
If you regularly attend Blackburn Clinic, please call the clinic for an appointment to determine your eligibility. If you are not our regular patient, please arrange a letter confirming eligibility from your GP or relevant specialist, or use the eligibility declaration form.
For further information about the Astra Zeneca vaccine (including side effects such as the rare blood clotting condition) on the links below:
For further information about the Pfizer vaccine, please click on the link below:
HOW TO GET PROOF OF YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION
You can get proof via your Medicare online account through myGov, or the Express Plus Medicare mobile app. See this link for instructions: