Service lead: Sarah Solomon-Ayeh, paediatric BCG immunisation service lead
Child and Family Centre,
79 Axe Street.
There is a global shortage in the vaccine we use for this service, so NHS England have provided all the BCG services nationally with an optimisation plan which advises us not to offer the vaccine to any child over 1year of age. The children who miss the vaccine at the maternity units will be risk assessed before they are offered the service.