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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:  http://www.rch.org.au/kidsinfo/fact_sheets/TB_tuberculosis/


    Making an appointment

    RCH runs an outpatient clinic once a week that provides BCG vaccine to infants less than 12 months.  This is on Tuesday am (0900 - 1230).  Please see our main website for updates regarding appointment availability.


    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 3)
    • 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

    http://www.rch.org.au/uploadedFiles/Main/Content/immunisation/KHI_Fact_Sheet_template_Aug_2014.pdf

    Private BCG clinics

    A number of RCH staff also provide private outpatient clinic appointments, which includes BCG vaccine delivery and other travel advice.