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BCG Immunisation

The PHPU organises hospital and community clinics which provide BCG immunisation to over 2000 babies and young children per year in accordance with Green Book recommendations. BCG should be offered to infants with a parent or grandparent who was born in a country where the annual incidence of TB is 40/100,000 or greater. Click to view the NHSGGC BCG Leaflet and the recently updated high-risk country list (most recent list at Jan 2018). Up-to-date TB rates by country (most recent list at Jan 2018) - these lists are updated annually and available on the Public Health England website 

NHS Health Scotland's leaflet BCG and Your Baby (2017) is also available in the languages below 

Chinese

Urdu

Arabic

Princess Royal Maternity

Babies born at the Princess Royal Maternity are appointed by the hospital for the BCG clinic which is held at the PRM twice a month (Tuesday afternoon). Please note this service is only for babies born in the PRM. Community staff are reminded not to make appointments for babies born at another hospital to this clinic as this may result in double vaccination.  

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Babies born at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital are identified before discharge and appointments are sent from PHPU for either Govanhill community clinic (2 clinics per month, Thursday mornings) next to Govanhill Health Centre, Calder Street or Woodside Health Centre (2 clinics per month, Monday and Thursday afternoon of the same week). Health visitors can also request or check appointments by calling PHPU on 0141 201 4932 or emailing [email protected]                      .

Royal Alexandra Hospital/Inverclyde Royal Hospital

For babies born at Royal Alexandra Hospital or Inverclyde Royal Hospital, BCG clinics are held once a month in Renfrew. Appointments can be requested as above.

Mantoux/BCG for older children/travellers/employees

Mantoux testing for young children/travellers/employees  is available at Woodside clinic if required. GPs, PNs, HVs and members of the public can request appointments as above.

NB : The use of BCG is not recommended for any patient post transplant unless at significant risk of exposure outwith UK refer to NHSGGC Vaccination Policy Post BMT  para 2.13, p4