BCG & Travel Clinic

The team at Offspring Child Health Specialists is dedicated to providing immunisation protection for your children no matter where they visit. World travel can be fun and educational for kids, but you need to make certain your children’s health is safeguarded with necessary vaccinations from the paediatric team at Offspring.

About the BCG & Travel Clinic

BCG is the name of the vaccination that protects against tuberculosis, a potentially serious bacterial disease. Babies, infants and young children who will be travelling or living outside Australia in certain areas, such as India, China, Vietnam and other countries in Asia, Africa and South America, will need the BCG vaccine to protect against tuberculosis. The BCG vaccine should be administered 4-6 weeks prior to departure to give enough time for the vaccine to be effective. We can also provide additional appropriate vaccinations for a journey anywhere in the world to kids and adolescents of every age at our Travel Clinic. Vaccines can be administered on the day of your appointment. A referral will be required for your appointment to be eligible for a medicare rebate.


Making an appointment

Offspring runs a regular outpatient clinic that provides BCG vaccination from birth up to the age of 5 years to protect against tuberculosis (TB). A GP referral is needed to be eligible for Medicare rebates. Please click the link below to make your appointment. Remember, your child’s health is worth protecting.

Or call our Team on

1800 5437 37

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What to expect
following the bcg vaccine?

The Royal Children’s Hospital has developed an information handout regarding
BCG vaccine

Click here to read

A Children’s Travel Clinic Convenient to You

In addition to the BCG vaccine to protect against tuberculosis, the Offspring Child Health Specialists Travel Clinic also provides every immunisation your child may need for a trip anywhere across the globe. For example, we offer vaccinations against:

Hepatitis A, Rabies, Typhoid, and much more

We can help get your child prepared for any occasion that requires international travel, including:

Family holidays, School trips, Gap years


More information on this infectious disease is available at the RCH Kids Health information website: