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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

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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