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Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) Vaccine

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Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) Vaccine - Dosage and How to Use

How should Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) Vaccine be used?

​​It is given by injection into the skin.

One dose is given to newborns soon after birth as part of the NCIS. The vaccination is usually offered while your baby is still in hospital.

It is also administered as one dose for those who are not previously infected or are unvaccinated, but are at a higher risk of contracting TB.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) Vaccine - Handling

How should I handle Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) Vaccine safely?

Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) Vaccine - Storage

How should I store Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) Vaccine?

How should I dispose of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) Vaccine safely?

Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) Vaccine - Additional Information

  • Updated on Monday, May 31, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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