BCG full form
BCG full form is Bacillus Calmette-Guerin. BCG stands for Bacillus Calmette-Guerin. It is a vaccination against tuberculosis, TB, and it builds resistance to TB. BCG was discovered by two Frenchmen, Albert Calmette and Camille Guerin, who later named it after themselves. They used the vaccine on a child who had TB in 1921.
After three years of testing that included 320 babies being vaccinated, Dr. Weil-Hale found that there were no cases of TB among the children who were vaccinated with BCG. This led to many more children being vaccinated with BCG around the world. BCG is most often used on children in regions of the world where there is a large amount of TB, on people with certain bladder diseases, and on people with at least one parent who has or had TB.
Care and safety for BCG:
When receiving the BCG vaccine, it is important to follow the correct procedures. The vaccine should always be administered by a qualified health professional. It is important to clean the injection site properly before and after the vaccine is given. It is important to take care as there are risks involved with BCG.
People should not be given the vaccine if they have been diagnosed with a serious illness or any kind of cancer, apart from bladder cancer. It is also important to avoid giving BCG to pregnant women. If you are planning to become pregnant within 6 months after receiving BCG, please speak with your doctor or nurse.
Why is BCG given at birth?
BCG vaccine is a live attenuated vaccine that is given at birth. The vaccine was developed by Albert Calmette and Camille Guerin in the 1920s. The vaccine is used to prevent tuberculosis (TB). It is also used to treat bladder cancer.The vaccine is administered intradermally (into the skin).
What is BCG and DPT?
BCG is an abbreviation for the bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine. The vaccine was developed in 1921 by Albert Calmette and Camille Guerin to prevent tuberculosis (TB). It is no longer used in countries with high-quality health systems, but it is often given to the general population in developing countries. DPT, or diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus vaccines are used to vaccinate people against these diseases.