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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Tuberculosis vaccination (BCG) (2009)

Author

Centre for Disease Control

Publisher

Department of Health and Families Northern Territory

City

Darwin

Type

Factsheet

 

Description

This factsheet explains what the Tuberculosis bacille calmette guerin (BCG) vaccine is and when it should be used. The vaccines recommended use is for Indigenous newborn babies and children under 5 years old (with no previous BCG) living in Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, and for newborns of parents or immediate family with leprosy. The factsheet also gives information about administering the vaccine and what response and care is needed for the vaccine injection site.

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Contact details

87 Mitchell St
Darwin NT 0800
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8999 2400

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Last updated: 10 November 2014
 
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