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Check if your child is eligible for a BCG vaccination and book an appointment at an Auckland vaccine clinic.

Contact us if you need help:

Call 0800 367 224 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5:00pm)
E-mail bcg@adhb.govt.nz

Interpreters are available if required. If you live outside of Auckland please contact your local public health service to find a clinic in your area.

To be vaccinated your child needs to be older than four weeks old and less than five year old.

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Has your child lived in a house with someone who either currently has TB or has a history of TB? This may include family, whānau, or other people who sometimes stay in your home such as a carer.

Has your child lived in a house with someone who either currently has TB or has a history of TB? This may include family, whānau, or other people who sometimes stay in your home such as a carer.

Within the last five years has anyone in your household or whānau spent six months or longer in a country with a high number of TB cases?

Within the last five years has anyone in your household or whānau spent six months or longer in a country with a high number of TB cases?

Has your child spent three months or longer in a country with a high number of TB cases (either on one trip, or multiple separate visits totalling three months or more)?

Has your child spent three months or longer in a country with a high number of TB cases (either on one trip, or multiple separate visits totalling three months or more)?

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In the future will your child spend three months or longer in a country with a high number of TB cases (either on one trip, or multiple separate visits totalling three months or more)?

In the future will your child spend three months or longer in a country with a high number of TB cases (either on one trip, or multiple separate visits totalling three months or more)?

Was your child born prematurely (before week 34 of pregnancy)?

Was your child born prematurely (before week 34 of pregnancy)?

Has your child reached what would have been week 34 of pregnancy?

Has your child reached what would have been week 34 of pregnancy?

Your child may need to have a test before they receive their BCG vaccine to check if they already have TB. Please can you tell us:

Has your child had close contact with anyone who currently has active TB in their lungs? This could include people who live in your home, whānau, a family member or a carer.

Has your child had close contact with anyone who currently has active TB in their lungs? This could include people who live in your home, whānau, a family member or a carer.

Has anyone in your family or whānau, who your child spends time with or has spent time with, had TB in the last five years?

Has anyone in your family or whānau, who your child spends time with or has spent time with, had TB in the last five years?

Does the birth mother of the child have, or have they previously had HIV?

Does the birth mother of the child have, or have they previously had HIV?

If your child was born to an HIV positive mother, clearance needs to be obtained from a paediatrician before the BCG vaccine can be given. You will need to bring this letter to your child’s appointment. They can then receive the BCG vaccine once they are around 15 months old.

Have you obtained clearance from a paediatrician?

Have you obtained clearance from a paediatrician?

Did the birth mother of the child take any immunosuppressants (biological therapy) medications during pregnancy or while breastfeeding? e.g. Adalimumab (Humira), Infliximab (Remicade), Etanercept, abatacept, Rituximab or Tocilizumab.

Did the birth mother of the child take any immunosuppressants (biological therapy) medications during pregnancy or while breastfeeding? e.g. Adalimumab (Humira), Infliximab (Remicade), Etanercept, abatacept, Rituximab or Tocilizumab.

Please provide details about the birth mother's immunosuppressants

Your child is not eligible for the BCG vaccine as they are not at an increased risk of serious forms of TB. For more information visit our Frequently Asked Questions
Your child is not eligible for the BCG vaccine as they do not have an increased risk of catching TB. For more information download our Frequently Asked Questions
Your child can only be vaccinated for TB once they reach what would have been week 34 of the pregnancy. If they have not yet reached this point you cannot book a BCG vaccine appointment yet. Please return when they have reached this age. If you have any questions contact us by calling 0800 367 224 or emailing bcg@adhb.govt.nz.
You need to obtain clearance from a paediatrician before your child can receive the BCG vaccination. Please contact your paediatrician to obtain clearance. If you have any questions about this please contact us by calling 0800 367 224 or emailing bcg@adhb.govt.nz.
Your child will need to be 12 months old before they can receive the BCG vaccination. You are unable to book an appointment until this time. Please come back when your child is at least 12 months old. If you have any questions contact us by calling 0800 367 224 or emailing bcg@adhb.govt.nz.
Your child is eligible to receive a BCG vaccine and will require a mantoux skin test before the vaccine is given. This test is to detect whether they have already been infected with TB. You will need to take your child to a testing location 72 hours (3 days) before they receive their BCG vaccine. Labtests only conducts Mantoux testing on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Please keep this in mind when choosing your appointment date and time. More information on the test will be provided once you have confirmed your appointment date.
Your child is eligible to receive a BCG vaccine and does not need a Mantoux skin test before receiving the vaccine.

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Your child's information

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Information on how to find your child’s NHI is available from the Ministry of Health.

Does your child have or are they currently being checked for any serious illness such as cancer, HIV, kidney disease, diabetes, Severe Combined Immunodeficiencies or other conditions that weaken the immune system?

Does your child have or are they currently being checked for any serious illness such as cancer, HIV, kidney disease, diabetes, Severe Combined Immunodeficiencies or other conditions that weaken the immune system?

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Does your child take any medicines regularly (e.g. steroids, TB medications)?

Does your child take any medicines regularly (e.g. steroids, TB medications)?

Please provide details of any medicines your child takes regularly, including name and dosage

Does your child have any generalised infection skin conditions (e.g. eczema)?

Does your child have any generalised infection skin conditions (e.g. eczema)?

Please note if your child has infected skin at the time of their appointment, we may need to postpone your appointment. If your child suffers from Eczema they can still be immunised if their upper arm is free from eczema and infection.

Please provide details of any generalised infection skin conditions

Has your child had any severe reactions to previous vaccinations? (e.g. anaphylaxis)

Has your child had any severe reactions to previous vaccinations? (e.g. anaphylaxis)

Please provide details of any severe reactions to previous vaccinations

Has your child previously had a Mantoux test or BCG?

Has your child previously had a Mantoux test or BCG?

Please provide details of any previous Mantoux test or BCG

Is there a family/whānau history of illnesses that weaken the immune system (e.g. Severe Combined Immunodeficiencies)?

Is there a family/whānau history of illnesses that weaken the immune system (e.g. Severe Combined Immunodeficiencies)?

Please provide details of any family/whānau history of illnesses that weaken the immune system

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If you still have questions or concerns call 0800 367 224 or e-mail bcg@adhb.govt.nz.

For BCG queries call 0800 367 224
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm