Regular Mantoux Clinics
For children aged under 6 years old the TB vaccination process is simple – the BCG vaccination can be given at your first appointment, as no pre-testing is required.
For adults and children who have reached their 6th birthday a two stage procedure is needed for TB inoculation. At your first appointment you will receive a Mantoux Test which is an injection into the skin of the lower arm – we will book you a second appointment to come back after 48-72 hours to have the Mantoux Test read by the doctor and the BCG vaccination will be given if the Mantoux Test is negative. It is vital that you attend the second appointment at the booked time as the Mantoux Test reading process is extremely time critical.
For adults the option of a blood test is available to check for TB exposure instead of Mantoux Testing – the results take up to 4 days to process. We can perform the blood test every day and book you in for your BCG vaccination on any other convenient day once the results are known.