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Tuberculosis Vaccination

The BCG vaccine protects against tuberculosis, which is also known as TB.

TB is a serious infection that affects the lungs and sometimes other parts of the body, such as the bones, joints and kidneys. It can also cause meningitis.

Who should have the BCG vaccine?

The BCG vaccine (which stands for Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine) is not given as part of the routine NHS vaccination schedule. It's given on the NHS only when a child or adult is thought to have an increased risk of coming into contact with TB.

BCG vaccination is recommended for babies up to 1 year old who:

  • are born in areas of the UK where TB rates are higher than in the rest of the country, including some parts of inner London
  • have a parent or grandparent who was born in a country where there's a high rate of TB

BCG vaccination may also be recommended for older children who have an increased risk of developing TB, such as:

  • children who have recently arrived from countries with high levels of TB, including those in Africa, the Indian subcontinent, parts of southeast Asia, parts of South and Central America, and parts of the Middle East
  • children who have come into close contact with somebody infected with respiratory TB

BCG vaccination is rarely given to anyone over the age of 16 because it does not work very well in adults. It's given to adults aged 16 to 35 who are at risk of TB through their work, such as some healthcare workers.

How is the BCG vaccination given?

BCG vaccination is given as an injection into the upper arm. The vaccination usually leaves a small scar.

How effective is BCG vaccination?

The vaccine is 70 to 80% effective against the most severe forms of TB, such as TB meningitis in children.

Step-by-Step

Consultation

First book a consultation with one of our team. They will go through your medical history to make sure that it's alright for you to receive the vaccine.

Administration of the vaccine

Assuming everything's OK, the vaccination will be administered immediately within your consultation.

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Our nurses are members of the Royal College of Nursing. They work to the highest UK medical standards and are experienced in NHS as well as private healthcare practice.

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Please be aware that our prices are per dose and that several doses may be required as part of a course. Some prices may be subject to change, so please confirm the price at the time of booking.

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Tuberculosis Vaccination

BCG Vaccine
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