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Why isn't the BCG vaccine given in the usa?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: TB is rare here

The use of bcg in areas where TB in relatively common does slow the spread of the problem.However, TB has been rare in the us for many decades & the need for such a vaccine has not shown a true benefit.

In brief: TB is rare here

The use of bcg in areas where TB in relatively common does slow the spread of the problem.However, TB has been rare in the us for many decades & the need for such a vaccine has not shown a true benefit.
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