TB risk as vital BCG vaccine shortage may last until 2017

worldwide shortage of the vaccine which protects against tuberculosis

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
13th March, 2016
There is a global shortage of the BCG vaccine

The BCG vaccine – of which supplies ran out in April 2015 – may remain unavailable until 2017, the HSE has said.

There is a worldwide shortage of the vaccine which protects against tuberculosis (TB).

Irish supplies ran out due to production difficulties experienced by the only licensed supplier of the vaccine in the EU.

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