06 Jul 2017

BCG vaccine availability

BCG supply has resumed for those who are eligible to receive vaccine BCG vaccine availability
Public Health England has published an update on BCG vaccine supply [1] and has concluded that there is currently sufficient stock to extend the offer of vaccine to all eligible groups including previously unvaccinated, tuberculin-negative individuals under 16 years of age who are going to live or work with local people for more than three months in a country where the annual incidence of TB is 40/100,000 or greater. 
 
BCG vaccine is usually administered in specialist clinics where staff have the expertise and are familiar with administering the vaccine.
 
Further details about eligible groups and how to order vaccine is available in Vaccine Update July 2017 [1].

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