Tuesday August 21, 2018
- This vaccine has been unavailable due to a worldwide shortage over the past 2 years. Babies or children less than five years of age are eligible for BCG vaccination if they meet one of the following criteria:
• They will be living in a house or family/whānau with a person with either current TB or a history of TB
• They have one or both parents or household members or carers who, within the last five years, lived for a period of six months or longer in countries with a TB rate ≥ 40 per 100,000 - CLICK HERE for list
• During their first five years they will be living for three months or longer in a country with a TB rate ≥ 40 per 100,000.
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