BCG vaccine


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BCG vaccine

[¦bē¦sē¦jē vak′sēn]
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05-mL dose of Danish SSI BCG vaccine (series 111003A and 111021A) was used.
Umm Ahmed said, "The hospitals should make the BCG vaccine available at all times as it is the most important vaccination for newborn babies.
The BCG vaccine involves a genetically modified strain of TB which immunises the body without causing serious illness.
The volunteers who hadn't received the BCG vaccine in the past had much weaker immune reactions, whether they received the new vaccine or a BCG shot.
Government supplies of BCG vaccine will not be affected as it switched its orders to a Danish supplier after PowderJect's product recall last year.
The government is not even actively looking for an alternative BCG vaccine supplier.
In addition, positive skin test reactions occur in people who have received BCG vaccine, thus limiting the effectiveness of the PPD skin test to identify new infections.
The BCG vaccine involves injecting people with live attenuated bacteria in hopes that their bodies will develop resistance to infection.
The study, in infants without TB disease or HIV infection, involved a 'prime-boost' strategy that used MVA85A to boost immune responses already primed by the BCG vaccine.
The Welsh Government's multi-million trial in north Pembrokeshire was halted this week due to a global shortage of BCG vaccine supplies.
Major organization : BCG VACCINE LABORATORY, CHENNAI