BCG Vaccination

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The BCG vaccination protects against Tuberculosis, commonly known as TB. We also offer the Yellow fever vaccination, Private BCG Injection.


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Home BCG Vaccination BCG Vaccination BCG Vaccination Our Specialist BCG Nurse Prescriber runs a child BCG immunisation clinic on Friday mornings. Due to manufacturing issues at the Statens Serum Institut SSI in Denmark there are no licensed BCG vaccines in the UK. In 2016 the UK Government took the decision to start using an alternative BCG vaccine made by InterVax a Canadian company. The vaccine has a good safety record and is thought to be as effective as the SSI BCG vaccination and is now used across the NHS. Although alternative unlicensed BCG vaccines are also being used in the UK at Olive Health London we only use the InterVax BCG vaccination in line with the NHS and Public Health protocols. We receive a high number of GP referrals for the service and the clinic is therefore run by appointment only. About BCG Vaccination About BCG Vaccination The BCG Vaccination which stands for Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine protects against Tuberculosis commonly known as TB. TB is a serious infection which affects the lungs but it can affect other parts of the body such as the bones joints and kidneys. It can also cause meningitis. Until 2017 Public Health gures there were up to 7000 cases of Tuberculosis each year in the UK. The best way of TB prevention is the BCG vaccine for children. Adults unsure of their immunisation history who have migrated from high risk TB countries should have a TB IGRA blood test blood test to test for latent TB treatment for which is available on the NHS. BCG is not given as part of the routine NHS childhood vaccination schedule unless a baby is thought to have an increased risk of coming into contact with TB. This includes all babies born in some areas of inner-city London where TB rates are higher than in the rest of the country. Babies that are offered the BCG vaccination on the NHS are currently only offered one appointment due to the national shortage of the licensed product since 2016. Babies over the age of 1 year are not eligible to be vaccinated on the NHS and must seek a private BCG vaccine provider. At Olive Health Ilford we offer the Private BCG Injection to babies and children up to 5 years of age if not previously vaccinated.  Cart Cart 0 0    

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Please upgrade to a supported browser to get a reCAPTCHA challenge. Why is this happening to me S U B M I T Q U E R Y L A T E S T P O S T S  March 30 2018  Blood Test at Home  January 13 2018  BCG Clinic  December 18 2017  Weight Loss Clinic O P E N I N G T I M E S Monday Monday 09:00 to 19:00 Tuesday Tuesday 09:00 to 19:00 Wednesday Wednesday 09:00 to 19:00 Thursday Thursday 09:00 to 19:00 Friday Friday 09:00 to 14:00 Saturday Saturday 09:00 to 17:00 Sunday Sunday CLOSED C L I N I C T I M E S

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Monday Monday 09:00 to 19:00 HCA clinic Tuesday Tuesday 09:00 to 19:00 HCA clinic Wednesday Wednesday 09:00 to 19:00 Nurse clinic Thursday Thursday 09:00 to 19:00 Nurse clinic Friday Friday 09:00 to 14:00 BCG clinic Saturday Saturday 09:00 to 17:00 Nurse clinic Sunday Sunday CLOSED C O N T A C T U S ADDRESS ADDRESS 23A Seven Ways Parade Woodford Avenue Gants Hill Ilford IG2 6JX  TELEPHONE TELEPHONE 020 8550 2276  EMAIL EMAIL 

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