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.




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