BCG Service Resumed

The BCG service have resumed reduced service offer to our paediatric clients resident within the NELFT London boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Redbrige and Waltham Forest who fit the criteria

For any queries or support, please contact us on 07712 539149.

Information for parents regarding BCG vaccinations (updated March 2020)

BCG vaccine has been commissioned by National Health Service England (NHSE) to be delivered in community clinics for residents of our four NELFT London Boroughs; Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge & Waltham Forest, to children (infants) aged between 29 days up to age 1. This is a London wide pathway affecting babies born on 1 September 2018, there will be 2 offers:

  1. Some London maternity Units have been contracted to offer BCG vaccination to all neonates
  2. Babies/children who fall within the Public Health England( PHE) priority groups A & B below, residing within the 4 Nelft London boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest will be offered BCG vaccine in the community

PHE priority groups

A)  All infants (aged 0 to 12 months) living in areas of the UK where the annual incidence of TB is 40 cases per 100,000 or higher. If your baby falls into this category, you will receive an appointment from the Paediatric BCG Service for your baby to have the vaccine at a community clinic.

(B) All infants (aged 0 to 12 months) with a parent or grandparent who was born in a country where the annual incidence of TB is 40 cases per 100,000 or higher, and lives within the low risk area of Havering, Barking & Dagenham and Waltham Forest. Can  be referred by your GP, Health Visitor, midwife or other clinician to the service. The referral will then be triaged by the team and an appointment sent if appropriate.

Babies will be offered one appointment only. No second appointments will be offered.

We do not recommend private BCG vaccination since we have no assurance regarding the potency (strength) of these vaccines.

NHS England have set up an email contact point to enable parents, carer’s and other members of the public to raise questions or concerns on availability and on priority groups if they wish to do so. The email contact details are provided below:

england.contactus@nhs.net.