Guidance

TB, BCG and your baby

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

Applies to England

Documents

TB, BCG and your baby leaflet

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TB BCG and your baby poster

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TB, BCG and your baby leaflet

This leaflet contains the current information on tuberculosis and the BCG vaccine including the benefits and contraindications for BCG immunisation in infants.

Paper copies of this leaflet are available to order for free or download in the following languages:

English, Bengali, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Panjabi, Pashto, Somali, Tamil, Ukrainian, and Urdu.

A quick links poster with QR codes to the English and translated versions of the TB, BCG and your baby leaflet is available to download.

TB, BCG and your baby poster

This poster is aimed at parents and carers of babies who may be at risk of tuberculosis and need a BCG vaccine to protect them.

Paper copies of the poster are available to order for free.

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Published 29 November 2013
Last updated 11 April 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added link to the quick links QR codes poster.

  2. Added link to Ukrainian translation.

  3. Added links to translated versions of the TB, BCG and your baby leaflet.

  4. Updated TB, BCG vaccine and your baby.

  5. Added Gujarati and Tamil translated versions of the leaflet and added the new poster.

  6. Added translated versions.

  7. Updated advice on immunisation for immunosuppressed infants.

  8. Added new revised version of the leaflet.

  9. Updated leaflet with the current immunisation advice.

  10. 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.

  11. First published.