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 high-incidence TB by country list (current in 2019) and low-incidence TB by country list (current in 2019) - these lists are updated annually and available on the Public Health England website.
Please note that there is no requirement for a gap between BCG and MMR or Rotavirus see Chapter 11 Green Book 2019
NHS Health Scotland's leaflet BCG and Your Baby (2017) is also available in the languages below
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 New Woodside Health Centre, Garscube Rd/Doncaster St, (2 clinics per month, Monday and Thursday afternoon of the same week). .
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.
How to arrange an appointment
Referrers should complete the BCG Referral form and email it to [email protected] Please state the reason for referral and check if the child has resided in a high risk country for 3 months or more in which case Mantoux will be required.
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
Last updated July 2020