Coverage by selective neonatal BCG vaccination should be monitored

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7033.775 (Published 23 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:775
  1. Nicholas Hicks,
  2. A Hamilton
  1. Senior registrar in public health medicine Director of public health Dudley Health, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 2DD

    EDITOR,—Meirion R Evans raises important points relating to the provision and uptake of neonatal BCG vaccination by babies at increased risk of tuberculosis.1 This matter has been addressed in Dudley, where we have increased the uptake of neonatal BCG vaccination in identified ethnic minority babies to 93.5% and have introduced a system for monitoring the coverage among ethnic minority groups.

    The department of public …

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