Guidance

Unlicensed BCG vaccine: guide for parents and carers

Documents for parents and carers explaining the use of the unlicensed BCG vaccine.

This publication was withdrawn on

These documents were withdrawn on 24 October 2018.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.

Documents

[Withdrawn] Unlicensed BCG vaccine: a guide for parents and carers (leaflet)

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[Withdrawn] Unlicensed BCG vaccine: detailed information for parents and carers

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Since late 2015, there has been a global shortage of the BCG vaccine. Public Health England has secured a limited supply of BCG vaccine for babies who are eligible, to protect those at risk.

These documents explain why the health service is using a brand of BCG vaccine without a UK licence and why it is still recommended.

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. First published.