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BCG Vaccine for TB provides immunity against tuberculosis.

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Cost of a BCG Vaccine

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Insurance Coverage for a BCG Vaccine

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The cost of BCG Vaccine may be covered by private health insurance plans, depending on the specifics of the policy. Check with your insurance provider to understand what is covered.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the BCG Vaccine for TB?

The BCG Vaccine for TB is a vaccination against tuberculosis, a serious infectious disease. It is made from a weakened strain of TB bacteria, providing immunity without causing the disease. It is most effective in preventing severe forms of TB in children.

Who is most at risk of contracting TB?

Individuals at risk of contracting TB include babies and young children in high TB prevalence areas, people with a family history from high TB rate countries, and those living with someone with infectious TB.

What are the signs and symptoms of TB?

TB symptoms include a persistent cough, fever, night sweats, weight loss, and fatigue. If TB affects other parts of the body, symptoms can vary accordingly.

How much does the BCG Vaccine for TB cost in the UK?

In the UK, the cost of the BCG vaccine can vary, but it generally ranges from £30 to £75, including additional charges such as appointment fees.

Further Information

Additional Information

The BCG vaccine is a critical tool in the global fight against TB, particularly in protecting children from the most severe forms of the disease. While not widely used in low-risk countries like the United States, it remains a cornerstone of TB prevention in countries with higher incidence rates. It's important to note that the vaccine may interfere with TB skin test results, which should be considered when evaluating a positive reaction.

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