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TB, BCG and your baby leaflet

This leaflet is about the BCG vaccination being offered to protect your baby against tuberculosis (TB).


TB, BCG and your baby leaflet

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This leaflet has now been updated with the current immunisation advice which reflects the new data on the risk of tuberculosis to infants.

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Published 29 November 2013
Last updated 20 October 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated leaflet with the current immunisation advice.
  2. The advice that babies should have the vaccination if they going to live in countries with high incidences of TB for more than 1 month has changed to more than 3 months.
  3. First published.