BCG (tuberculosis) vaccination


The Immunisation Scotland website provides a helpful guide to vaccinations available in Scotland.

They offer information on:

Vaccinations available in Scotland

Selecting the vaccine you would like to know more about from the list below will take you to the relevant page on the Immunisation Scotland website:

Vaccine protects against infection with mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB).

Vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio.

Vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib).

Vaccine protects against the strains of influenza virus that are likely to be circulating. 

Vaccine protects against two of the causes meningitis and septicaemia.

Vaccine protects babies whose mothers or close family have been infected with hepatitis B.

Vaccine helps protect against cervical cancer.

Vaccine protects against meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning) caused by meningococcal group C bacteria.

Vaccines protect against measles, mumps and rubella.

Vaccine provides some protection against one of the most common causes of meningitis and other conditions such as severe ear infections.

Vaccine protects against rotavirus.

Vaccince protects you by boosting your immunity. This can reduce your risk of developing shingles or, if you do get shingles, it can reduce how serious the symptoms will be.

Vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria and polio.

May be needed when travelling abroad.

Vaccine help protect your unborn baby from getting whooping cough in their first weeks of life.

Last updated: 03 September 2013