BCG vaccination programmes may provide useful guidance

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6976.400b (Published 11 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:400
  1. David Chappel,
  2. Vasco Fernandes
  1. Senior registrar in public health medicine Oxfordshire Health Authority, Oxford OX3 9DZ
  2. Consultant in communicable disease control Buckinghamshire Health Authority, Milton Keynes Hospital Campus, Milton Keynes MK6 5LD

    EDITOR,—We agree that “selective vaccination policies create enormous practical difficulties, especially where most of the affected babies are from ethnic minority groups.”1 We have had similar problems with a selective neonatal BCG vaccination programme in Milton Keynes. In one respect BCG vaccination is easier than vaccination against hepatitis B because only one …

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