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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.

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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 28 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. Leaflet revised in relation to vaccine supply and programme delivery feedback.
  2. Revised to include recommendations on administering the vaccine.
  3. Content has been amended in line with changes in vaccine supply and administration.
  4. First published.