Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander neonates in certain parts of Australia are recommended to receive BCG vaccine
In the Northern Territory, Queensland and northern South Australia, the incidence of tuberculosis is higher among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people than among non-Indigenous people. BCG is recommended for young infants living in these regions.1 Consult state and territory guidelines for more details.
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