HC Deb 17 July 1995 vol 263 c925W
Mr. Alex Carlile

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will consider targeting immunisation vaccination for tuberculosis at high-risk groups; and if he will make a statement. [34262]

Mr. Bowis

The Department's recommendation for Bacille-Calmette Guérin immunisation against tuberculosis are contained in the United Kingdom health departments' memorandum "Immunisation against Infectious Disease", copies of which are available in the Library. In addition to the schools' immunisation programme, BCG immunisation is already recommended for certain high-risk groups which include certain contacts of cases, immigrants from countries with a high prevalence of tuberculosis and their infants wherever they were born, certain health care and veterinary staff and some overseas travellers.