Immunisation Service

BCG clinics for children

  • Background

    The BCG vaccine helps protect children from tuberculosis, with more information on this infectious disease available at the RCH Kids Health information website:

    Making an appointment

    Please Note: The RCH BCG clinic is fully booked until December 2024 for planned travel January 2025 onwards.

    RCH runs an outpatient clinic once a week that provides BCG vaccine to infants less than 12 months of age. This clinic is run on Tuesday mornings (9am - 1230pm).

    Due to high demand for appointments the RCH BCG clinic do not run a waitlist.

    A general practitioner or specialist referral is required to attend this clinic.

    • To make an appointment please call our RCH Immunisation Hotline
    • 1300 882 924 (option 4)
    • An appointment should be made 4-6 weeks prior to departure to give enough time for the
    • vaccine to be effective

    What to expect following BCG vaccine?

    We have developed an information handout regarding BCG vaccine

    Private BCG clinics

    A number of RCH staff also provide private outpatient clinic appointments, which includes BCG vaccine delivery and other travel advice.  Please go to MVEC BCG website for more information on these.