BCG vaccine


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BCG vaccine

 (bē′sē-jē′)
n.
A preparation consisting of attenuated human tubercle bacilli that is used for immunization against tuberculosis.

[B(acillus) C(almette-)G(uérin) vaccine.]

BCG vaccine


n.
a vaccine made from weakened strains of tubercle bacilli, used to produce immunity against tuberculosis.
[1925–30; B(acillus)C(almette)-G(uérin)]
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Last week Cardiff stopped its own five-year trial due to a global shortage of BCG vaccine.
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A HSE statement said: "The HSE has no control over when the BCG vaccine will be delivered by the manufacturer and these supply issues will continue until at least quarter one 2016.
In reply to a question about shortage of BCG vaccine, she said this was a global phenomenon that, however, has been addressed and the government after receiving adequate stock of these ensured its prompt availability across the country.
Parents have been repeatedly informed about the shortage of the BCG vaccine by the health centers over the last few months.
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NATIONAL Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority ( NPPA) has capped prices of 43 medicines, including antibiotic ciprofloxacin, BCG vaccine and anti- diabetic drug metformin, to make them affordable for the common man.
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TNF is difficult to obtain commercially, but the BCG vaccine increases the body's production of it.