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.

    Melbourne Children's Travel Clinic

    [Professor Nigel Curtis, Dr Amanda Gwee]

         

    Suite 4.3 (level 4)
    48 Flemington Rd, Parkville, 3052
    Adjacent to the Royal Children's  Hospital Melbourne


    E: info@melbournepaediatricspecialists.com.au 
    T: 9948 5005
    F: 8376 6246
    Web: www.melbournepaediatricspecialists.com.au 

    Assoc. Prof. Mike Starr                                                 

           

    Suite 1.3 (level 1)
    48 Flemington Rd, Parkville, 3052
    Adjacent to the Royal Children's  Hospital Melbourne


    T: 9345 5289 
    F: 9347 6806  

         

    Children's Private Medical Group

    [Dr Nigel Crawford, Dr Teresa Lazzaro, Dr Shidan Tosif, Dr Fiona Russell]

       

    Suite 3.3 (level 3) 
    48 Flemington Road, Parkville, 3052    
    Adjacent to the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne 

    E: reception@cpmgmelbourne.com.au  T: 9345 6688
    F: 9345 6100

    Web: www.cpmgmelbourne.com.au 

     

    Offspring Child Health Specialist Group

    Dr Shidan Tosif

           

    614 Glenferrie Rd

    Hawthorn Vic 3122

    T: 1800 KIDS DR
    F: 9815 1115

    Web:  www.offspringhealth.com