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Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine is a live attenuated vaccine. With declining incidence of Tuberculosis in Europe, the only countries that routinely administer BCG to all babies at birth are Ireland, Bosnia–Herzegovina, Portugal and Norway.
In the UK, BCG is given to selected groups and there has been a recent change nationally in the timing of BCG vaccination. The timing of BCG has been moved from birth to 4 weeks to facilitate a pilot into severe combined immunodeficiency screening in six areas of the UK (Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Newcastle, London Great Ormond Street Hospital and London Southeast Thames).1
The British Society of Gastroenterology recommend that babies exposed to biologics …
Contributors RC conceived and wrote the first draft of letter and MP revised it.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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