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Fleet Street Clinic
29 Fleet Street
London
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BCG Vaccine

BCG Vaccine – Fleet Street Clinic

Fleet Street Clinic is a specialist vaccine clinic in the heart of London.

Our family-friendly clinic has over 20 years of expertise administering vaccines to patients of all ages. We offer the BCG vaccination privately to babies, children and adults. If your child was born in London it is strongly recommended to have your baby vaccinated against TB.

WHAT IS THE BCG VACCINE?

The BCG Vaccine protects against TB, also known as Tuberculosis. BCG is short for Bacillus Calmette-Guerin. A weakened strain of tuberculosis is injected to protect against the infection.

WHAT IS TUBERCULOSIS?

  • TB is a serious infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • TB affects mainly the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body, such as the kidneys, joints, and bones
  • Transmission normally requires extended, close contact with an infected person, and is usually via inhalation of droplets from an infected person’s coughs or sneezes
  • The BCG vaccination is thought to protect against the most serious types of TB infection

WHO SHOULD HAVE THE BCG VACCINE?

  • Babies most at risk of contracting TB are those living in London and the Midlands – if you live in these areas it is strongly recommended to have your baby inoculated
  • If you are planning to live or work in a country with high rates of TB
  • Healthcare professionals who are exposed to occupational risk

The vaccine should not be given to people who have been vaccinated previously, or who have been exposed to TB previously, which is why a skin test (Mantoux test) is usually undertaken prior to vaccination

Children and adults considered to be at increased risk of exposure to TB will be given a BCG Vaccine as part of an NHS routine vaccination schedule. Check with your NHS GP practice to find out more about local BCG policy, since this may vary.

HOW IS THE BCG VACCINATION GIVEN?

Children under 6 years can receive the BCG without the need for a prior Mantoux test.

BCG Vaccination for children over 6 years and adults requires two separate appointments:

  • At the first appointment, a TB skin test (Mantoux test) is carried out – this involves a tiny injection into the forearm
  • The second appointment takes place 48 hours later. The nurse will read your Mantoux test and administer the BCG vaccination if considered appropriate

HOW MUCH DOES THE BCG VACCINATION COST?

Baby or Child: A BCG vaccination for a baby or child costs £80 plus our standard nurse appointment fee of £20.

Child over 6 years or Adult : A Mantoux test costs £79, the BCG vaccine is £80 and a nurse or GP appointment will also be required.

Our nurses are vaccination specialists, offering you a quality assured service.

VACCINATION CLINIC

Our specialist vaccination clinic provides all vaccines for adults and children including travel vaccinations.

HOW TO BOOK A BCG VACCINATION AT FLEET STREET CLINIC

Fleet Street Clinic is an independent healthcare clinic in the heart of London, with over 20 years experience as a specialist vaccination centre. We have a good supply of the BCG vaccine and run a designated BCG clinic for babies and children on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays  each week.  All our vaccines are administered by highly qualified nurses or doctors, who will be happy to answer any queries or concerns.

To book your appointment, call Fleet Street Clinic on  020 7353 5678  email info@fleetstreetclinic.com or book online now.

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