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HOT OFF THE PRESS! BLACKBURN CLINIC WILL NOW BE ABLE TO PROVIDE BOTH ASTRA ZENECA AND PFIZER VACCINATIONS.
WHICH ONE ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR?
If you are 60 years of age or older, then you can only have the Astra Zeneca vaccine
If you have had your first dose of Astra Zeneca already then you need to have this again for your booster (regardless of your age).
If you are 40-59 years of age, you are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.
If you are 16-39 years of age, you need to check your eligibility using the following link: https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility
If you are 16-39 AND eligible, you will need to provide proof of your eligibility when you attend for your vaccine.
Online bookings for Covid vaccines are only available for SATURDAY & SUNDAY afternoons by selecting an appointment with “Covid Vacc-For Patient Aged 60+” or “Covid Vacc-Eligib Patients Under 60”. Do not select a Doctor’s name if you want to book for a Covid vaccination. See full instructions further down the page.
If you have had your first Covid vaccination elsewhere, please phone us to book your second dose (don’t book online) as the appointment requirements will be different.
For further information about the Astra Zeneca vaccine (including side effects such as the rare blood clotting condition) on the linksbelow:
For further information about the Pfizer vaccine, please click on the link below:
Please ensure you read the relevant link in detail. Please DO NOT proceed with an online booking if you fall into any of the ‘precautions’ groups – such as allergy, bleeding disorder, immunocompromised etc. If these relate to you or if you have any questions, please make an appointment with your regular GP to discuss your suitability for a vaccine.
The link below shows you the consent form for the both vaccines. It is important for you to read this prior to booking online. Booking your appointment online is an indication that you have consented for your vaccine.
Further information regarding our weekend COVID vaccine appointments can be found here:
For instructions on how to book an online appointment please click on the link below:
New Patients of any age
NEW PATIENTS are unable to book online (due to software limitations) and are asked to complete a NEW COVID VACCINE PATIENT REGISTRATION FORM by clicking here. Please print out, complete the form, scan and email it back (to the email address on the form), or follow the alternate instructions on the form.
Existing patients who have not consulted with us for more than 2 years will need to phone our reception team to request an appointment.
Flu vaccination bookings can be made by telephoning our reception team. Please be aware that your Flu and COVID vaccinations need to occur at least 2 weeks apart.
FLU VACCINATIONS CANNOT BE BOOKED ONLINE.
COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY CHECKER
Please use this link to check which phase of the COVID-19 Vaccine rollout you fit into: https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility
WEEKEND PROTOCOL – no appointment necessary
On weekends and public holidays, please use the QR code at our entrance to get a COVID PASS, ensuring you have no Covid symptoms before entering the waiting room. Patients will be seen in order of arrival. If you have symptoms please phone the clinic before 10:00am, so we can arrange for the doctor to call you and book you into our carpark respiratory clinic if appropriate.
If you’ve had a Covid test, please phone the clinic so we can arrange for a doctor to call you back with the result. We have limited capacity to change ‘dressings’ on weekends, but if strictly necessary, you are advised to come as early as possible – depending on how busy the carpark respiratory clinic gets, dressings may not be possible after 10:00am on weekends.
Telehealth is still available where appropriate – please phone the clinic to book telehealth appointments.
Telehealth consultations have an out of pocket Gap (after the Medicare rebate) of $30 (or $15 for Concession patients) for appointments MON-FRI BEFORE 6PM. Telehealth AFTER 6PM and ON WEEKENDS has a Gap of $45 ($30 Concession). These gaps are lower than for face-to-face appointments.
Blackburn Clinic is not able to test for COVID-19. Please CLICK HERE to view the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) MAP OF COVID-19 TESTING SITES or speak with your doctor. Some sites require a referral from your GP. Click on the site you are interested in attending to get further information about their service.
CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOM CHECKER
CLICK HERE to access the DHHS Symptom Checker.
CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Please CLICK HERE to view information provided by DHHS about COVID-19, which is available in over 50 different languages.