We have recieved a letter from NHS Devon regarding BCG vaccinations.
“In line with national policy, BCG vaccination for TB has not routinely been given to children in schools since 2005. NHS Devon are now screening young people aged 5 – 18 years old who are at risk of developing or have ongoing risk of exposure to TB infection.
This includes any child aged 5-18 years old who has not been vaccinated against TB infection and:
Have a parent or grandparent born in a country with a high incidence of TB
Were born or lived for more than 3 months in any country with a high incidence of TB
Please contact The Immunisation Team on 01392 208469/208470 to arrange screening and vaccination.
Thank you for supporting this vital public health screening programme.
The Immunisation Team