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Routine vaccination for tuberculosis ends in UK
From September 2005 routine vaccination ended in UK. Vaccination will be reserved for:
  • babies born or living in areas where the incidence of tuberculosis is at least 40/100000
  • children whose parents or grandparents have lived in a country with a tuberculosis prevalence rate of at least 40/100000
  • unprotected immigrants
UK is the only european country that still vaccinated young teenagers, despite evidence indicating that immunisation of this age group confers little benefit. On the other hand infants have a 43% chance of progressing to full blown tuberculosis and children 1-5 yrs old have a 24% risk.

Original article on BMJ.

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