Shortage of TB vaccine BCG ‘not as grave’

South Africa has been affected by a global shortage of the BCG vaccine to protect newborns against TB, but this is not a dire situation, says the National Advisory Group on Immunisation.

SA hospitals are running out of TB drugs

South Africa is running out of an essential medicine for treating very sick patients with tuberculosis (TB) and drug-resistant bacterial infections. Many hospitals are already out of stock.

South Africa plugs TB vaccine gap

Cipla Medpro has sealed a deal to supply South Africans with a variety of vaccines, including BCG, which is administered to newly born infants to prevent tuberculosis.

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