Details for BCG vaccine and its components.
BCG (bacille Calmette–Guérin) live vaccine.
1.5 mg lyophilised powder in a multidose vial with separate diluent.
Reconstituted vaccine contains:
- 8–32 x 106 colony forming units per mL of an attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis
- 1.5% w/v monosodium glutamate
May contain traces of polysorbate 80.
Reconstituted volume provides about 10 adult or 20 infant doses.
For detailed advice on vaccine dosage, administration, contraindications and precautions, please visit the relevant disease chapter.
- bacille Calmette-Guérin
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