Hello I am in search of the tuberculosis immunization and I...

Question: 

Hello I am in search of the tuberculosis immunization and I can’t seem to find it. Travel clinics offer the skin test but not the actual vaccine.

Answer: 

BCG vaccine is not recommended for routine use in any Canadian population. BCG vaccination may be considered in exceptional circumstances, such as for infants in high risk communities, for persons at high risk of repeated exposure, for certain long term travellers to high prevalence countries, and in infants born to mothers with infectious TB disease.

Please contact TB Services, BCCDC by phone: 604-707-5678 and ask to speak with a nurse for further information.

Immunization Nurse