What is the BCG vaccine?
The BCG vaccine is an injection given to children who have a higher risk of catching TB.
The BCG vaccine helps your child’s immune system fight the germs that cause TB and helps stop them from getting serious TB disease.
Who should have the BCG vaccine?
The Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine is given to children under five years of age who have a higher risk of catching TB.
- Should be given at birth or at first contact
Catch up vaccination:
- May be given up to 5 years