Young children who are born to parents with leprosy, have a family history of leprosy or have household contacts with leprosy are recommended to receive BCG vaccine, based on a risk assessment
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.
- bacille Calmette-Guérin
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