BCG/Tuberculosis(TB) Vaccination Brisbane
The BCG vaccine protects against tuberculosis which is known as TB.
Unfortunately, TB is still prevalent in many different poor and developing countries across the globe. It is spread through the air when a person with TB disease of the lungs coughs, sneezes or speaks, sending germs into the air.
It most commonly affects a person’s lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. Even though it is a serious illness in all age groups, its risk is greatest in infants and toddlers below 2 years of age.
It is the only available vaccination against TB which is mandatorily given in many developing countries.
BCG vaccine is not routinely administered for people living in Australia however it is often recommended in children under 5 years of age who are travelling to countries with high TB incidence for extended periods of time.
It needs to be administered at least 3 months prior to the departure for full efficacy of the vaccine.
There is no need for a booster or revaccination.
Book online or Call Nundah Village Family Practice on 07 3266 6622 for your consultation to safely plan your child's BCG vaccination.