Online Pharmaceutical Schedule - September 2019
Inj Mycobacterium bovis BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin), Danish strain 1331, live attenuated, vial with diluent
|BCG Vaccine||2461854||$0.00||per 10|
For infants at increased risk of tuberculosis. Increased risk is defined as:
living in a house or family with a person with current or past history of TB; or
having one or more household members or carers who within the last 5 years lived in a country with a rate of TB > or equal to 40 per 100,000 for 6 months or longer; or
during their first 5 years will be living 3 months or longer in a country with a rate of TB > or equal to 40 per 100,000
Note a list of countries with high rates of TB are available at www.health.govt.nz/tuberculosis (search for downloads) or www.bcgatlas.org/index.php.