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Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) Vaccine

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Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) Vaccine - What is it for

​Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccines help to prevent tuberculosis (TB), especially in areas where the disease is endemic (widespread). It can also be used for other therapeutic or medical purposes.

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is spread from one person to another through droplets released into the air, through coughing or sneezing.

Common symptoms of TB include cough lasting three weeks or longer, coughing out blood, feeling tired, fever, night sweats and unexplained or unintentional weight loss.

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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