Private medical care for the family

Tuesday, 18th Jun, 2024

BCG [Tuberculosis]

Dr Barrie provides TB screening and the BCG vaccination against tuberculosis (TB).

In recent years, cases of TB in England have risen by 15% with some areas now on a par with developing countries.

BCG vaccination is strongly recommended for all children and adults.  It protects against TB with one injection sufficient for life.

Those over the age of 5 years require a Mantoux test 3 days beforehand.



Mantoux injection [aged over 5 years]



BCG vaccination



For patients who have had a BCG but require proof for occupational purposes: Mantoux test and reading 3 days later.  Extra charges may apply if further investigations are needed.