|Document ID:||Operational Circular OP 1827/04|
|Date of issue:||Thursday, 12 August 2004|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||This Operational Circular is to advise that BCG vaccinations should not be offered routinely to Australian residents.|
|Period of effect:||from 12 August 2004|
|Authorised by:||Dr Shirley Bowen, Director, Communicable Disease Control Directorate, 02-Aug-2004|
|Print version:||View print version|
|To be read in conjunction with:||
This Operational Circular is designed to advise Department of Health staff on Departmental policies and procedures.
BCG vaccination should not be offered routinely to Australian residents. However, it is indicated in the following people:
BCG vaccination is not recommended for Health Care Workers.
BCG vaccination can be considered for persons not included in these indications. However, care should be taken to adequately inform all persons of the poor efficacy of the vaccine, especially in adults.
BCG vaccination pamphlets are available from the Perth Chest Clinic.
Inquiries regarding BCG vaccination should be directed to:
Regional Public Health Units
Dr Shirley Bowen
This circular last updated: Thursday, 12 August 2004 at 12:00am