BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin)

This section provides information on the BCG vaccine which protects against Tuberculosis.

The BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin) vaccine is usually offered to babies who are more likely to come into contact with someone with TB, for example, whose parents or grandparents have worked or stayed for a long time in a country with a high rate of TB.

For an up-to-date list of countries with a high rate of TB, please visit www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/tb-countries (external link)

The BCG vaccine protects against infection with Mycobacterium Tuberculosis.

The Tuberculosis Leaflet provides general information on TB, who is at risk, how it is spread and treatment.

The Tuberculosis Factsheet provides information for Health Professionals

The BCG and your baby booklet contains information for parents.

What to expect after immunisation: babies and young children
Important information for parents about what to expect after their child recieves an immunisation.

Updated 28 July 2014

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