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BCG Vaccine for Children
At the Fleet Street Clinic in Central London, we have been providing specialist vaccination services for over 20 years. Our excellent relationship with a range of suppliers enables us to maintain good stock levels of vaccines, even where there may be supply shortages elsewhere.
We run a BCG clinic once a week for babies and children under the age of 6. Our baby/child BCG clinic runs on Wednesday’s.
Why have the BCG Vaccine?
The BCG vaccine protects against tuberculosis. TB is a bacterial infection that affects the lungs in most cases but can affect other parts of the body such as the bones and kidneys. Typical of many bacterial infections, tuberculosis can be spread through long-lasting exposure to an infected person via sneezing or coughing. The BCG vaccine is a proven way to ensure protection against the tuberculosis bacteria.
Vaccination for Babies and Children Under 6 years of age
The BCG vaccination is not offered to all children by the National Health Service. Some NHS boroughs do offer it as routine but are unable to supply at present due to the national shortage. The TB vaccination has to be sourced privately instead. With two decades of experience providing vaccination services, the Fleet Street Clinic provides a safe, child-friendly environment and the guarantee of an expert medical support service.
To protect your baby with the BCG Vaccine, you can book an appointment online.