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The BCG Vaccine is a vaccine containing bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG), an attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis, with non-specific immunoadjuvant and immunotherapeutic activities. Although the mechanism of its anti-tumor activity is unclear, immunization with BCG vaccine likely activates a Th1 cytokine response that includes the induction of interferon. Vaccination with BCG vaccine may be immunoprotective against infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Researchers find the right dosing of an old anti-tuberculosis drug

Researchers find the right dosing of an old anti-tuberculosis drug

Vaccination against tuberculosis has influence on the epidemiology of COVID-19

Vaccination against tuberculosis has influence on the epidemiology of COVID-19

Immune system differences, better blood vessel health could protect children from severe COVID-19

Immune system differences, better blood vessel health could protect children from severe COVID-19

BCG vaccination appears to trigger cross-reactive SARS-CoV-2-specific T cell response

BCG vaccination appears to trigger cross-reactive SARS-CoV-2-specific T cell response

Certain live-attenuated vaccines can prevent severe complications of COVID-19

Certain live-attenuated vaccines can prevent severe complications of COVID-19

The COVID-19 vaccine pipeline

The COVID-19 vaccine pipeline

New trial tests the effectiveness of BCG vaccine against COVID-19

New trial tests the effectiveness of BCG vaccine against COVID-19

BCG vaccine may offer protection against COVID-19, shows study

BCG vaccine may offer protection against COVID-19, shows study

Seasonal influenza and COVID-19 risk

Seasonal influenza and COVID-19 risk

BCG vaccine offers protection for elderly people against respiratory infections

BCG vaccine offers protection for elderly people against respiratory infections

Routine BCG immunization in infancy and COVID-19 containment in Japan

Routine BCG immunization in infancy and COVID-19 containment in Japan

Higher BCG vaccination coverage associated with improved COVID-19 outcomes

Higher BCG vaccination coverage associated with improved COVID-19 outcomes

COVID-19: BCG vaccine is safe and possibly has a positive effect

COVID-19: BCG vaccine is safe and possibly has a positive effect

Latent tuberculosis infection in European countries closely correlates with COVID-19 infection

Latent tuberculosis infection in European countries closely correlates with COVID-19 infection

Tuberculosis vaccine may play a significant role in mitigating COVID-19 mortality rates

Tuberculosis vaccine may play a significant role in mitigating COVID-19 mortality rates

BCG vaccination strengthens the immune system

BCG vaccination strengthens the immune system

Tuberculosis and polio vaccines may offer temporary protection against SARS-CoV-2

Tuberculosis and polio vaccines may offer temporary protection against SARS-CoV-2

"A shred of evidence" BCG vaccinations protect against COVID-19

"A shred of evidence" BCG vaccinations protect against COVID-19

A $10 million grant enables expansion of BCG vaccine trial against COVID-19

A $10 million grant enables expansion of BCG vaccine trial against COVID-19

Is the BCG vaccine really protective against COVID-19?

Is the BCG vaccine really protective against COVID-19?