Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is a vaccine that is used worldwide to prevent tuberculosis. Some developed countries, such as the United States, do not routinely administer this vaccine. This article presents the case study of a family who struggled to obtain the BCG in the months before a planned trip to a country in which tuberculosis is prevalent. The application of the BCG vaccination and its availability in the United States, particularly for children, is discussed.
Raja D. Case Study of the Access to the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin Vaccine Against Tuberculosis in the United States. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2009 Jan 01;7(1), Article 5.