BCG vaccine provides some protection against Mycobacterium leprae, the organism that causes leprosy.5 Young children with family or household contacts who have leprosy may be recommended to receive BCG vaccine, based on a risk assessment. Consult state or territory guidelines.

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Last updated: 
5 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
5 June 2018

Definitions

BCG
bacille Calmette-Guérin