Practice News

Covid-19 Vaccinations

You may have heard the announcement that all participating Covid vaccine providers can now administer vaccines to everyone aged 16 and 59. The Pfizer covid vaccine is also now available for children aged 12 and over who fit the following conditions:

  • Children with specified medical conditions that increase their risk of severe COVID-19, including severe asthma, diabetes, obesity, cardiac and circulatory congenital anomalies, neuro developmental disorders, epilepsy, immuno-compromised and trisomy 21

  • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged over 12.

 

The fabulous news is that we have both Astra Zeneca and Pfizer vaccines in stock. Unfortunately we are ONLY able to administer Pfizer vaccines to those under 60.

Vaccination Certificates

After an individual has received all required COVID-19 vaccine doses a certificate will be available. The certificates only show COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Australia. Patients who are Australian residents with a current Medicare card will have their vaccinations and immunisations recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register. This is available online through the Australian Immunisation Register:  (https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/australian-immunisation-register) or you can access it through your MyGov account.

If you are unable to access proof online, it is advised that you contact the Australian Immunisation Register for the statement to be mailed - 1800 653 809.

Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions

With the easing of restrictions, we would like to assure you that our priority is to continue to provide a safe environment for our patients and staff. We have continued to make changes to the way we operate to try and help minimise risk of infection.

With safety in mind, we are continuing with face-to-face consults, providing telephone and video consults where appropriate.

Consults during COVID-19

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, we are still able to offer standard consults by telephone or video link to help reduce infection risk to both patients and our staff. Please call us to book either a telephone or video consult.

 

Due to the new Government Stimulus Package, these consults are temporarily able to be covered under Medicare and are fully bulk-billed for eligible patients. This is a temporary measure and we will review as required based on Government directives.

Screening Questions for ALL Patients

Reception staff will ask the following screening questions to ALL patients who call up for an appointment:

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have any respiratory tract symptoms (e.g. sore throat, cough, shortness of breath)?

  • Have you travelled anywhere outside of WA in the past 21 days?

  • Have you been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?

Introducing the WA Iron Centre

The WA Iron Centre is a newly established private clinic dedicated to the management of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia in WA. The Centre is located at Belgravia Medical Centre and is owned and operated by Dr Jayasuriya, a leading expert in the treatment of iron deficiency.

We offer a high level of care and management for people diagnosed with iron deficiency. Iron infusions are offered as a treatment option for patients suffering from iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia.

Responsible for opening the first iron infusion clinic in Australia, Dr Jayasuriya provides specialist care in the management of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia. Our dedicated staff deliver a personalised, high standard of care in a calm and friendly environment where we aim to make you feel involved, informed and confident with the treatment provided.