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Unlicensed BCG vaccine: advice for healthcare professionals

Guidance and advice for healthcare professionals on the administration and storage of the unlicensed BCG vaccine supplied by Intervax Ltd.

This publication was withdrawn on

This document was withdrawn on 24 October 2018.

AJ Vaccines has resumed supply of the sole UK-licensed BCG vaccine to PHE’s central stockholding. Training material for healthcare professionals has been developed to support the reintroduction of UK licensed BCG vaccine.


[Withdrawn] Unlicensed BCG vaccine: information for healthcare professionals

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Guidance for healthcare professionals on the use of the unlicensed BCG vaccine in response to a vaccine shortage. This information will be supplied with the delivery of Intervax BCG vaccine. This guide provides information on:

  • how to reconstitute the paediatric and adult dose
  • store the vaccine
  • how to administer the vaccine
  • important eligibility criteria

This is available to download only and is not available in hard copy from the Health and Social Care Publications Orderline.

Published 27 June 2016
Last updated 25 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Revised vaccine and administration information.
  2. Leaflet revised in relation to vaccine supply and programme delivery feedback.
  3. Revised to include recommendations on administering the vaccine.
  4. Content has been amended in line with changes in vaccine supply and administration.
  5. First published.