[History and current situation of BCG vaccinations].

Soins. Pediatrie, puericulture

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Marchal G. [History and current situation of BCG vaccinations]. Soins Pediatr Pueric. 2012;(264):21-2.
Vaccination using Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) discovered at the beginning of the 20th century in France, saved many lives in a period where tuberculosis was extremely widespread in our country. Mandatory for children since the 1950s, the vaccination programme has now been revised and concerns only well-defined situations considered to be at risk.