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).  Due to the worldwide shortage of BCG vaccine, appointments are limited as the RCH only has a limited amount of supply of vaccine.


    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 Paediatricians also provide private outpatient clinic appointments, which includes BCG vaccine delivery and other travel advice.  Due to the worldwide shortage of BCG vaccine, appointments are limited as the private clinics only have a limited amount of supply of vaccine.  Please click on this link for details to contact the private travel clinics.