Guidance

Unlicensed BCG vaccine: guide for parents and carers

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

Documents

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

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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.