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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/
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.
We have developed an information handout regarding BCG vaccine
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.