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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.
BCG vaccine does not protect elderly with co-morbidities against COVID-19

BCG vaccine does not protect elderly with co-morbidities against COVID-19

Exploring the immune mechanism induced by BCG vaccine in humanized mouse model

Exploring the immune mechanism induced by BCG vaccine in humanized mouse model

Food, vaccines, bacteria, and viruses may all prime our immune system to attack SARS-CoV-2

Food, vaccines, bacteria, and viruses may all prime our immune system to attack SARS-CoV-2

What is the efficacy of the BCG vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 infection?

What is the efficacy of the BCG vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 infection?

Modified TB vaccine could help treat non-muscle invasive bladder cancer

Modified TB vaccine could help treat non-muscle invasive bladder cancer

The BCG vaccine against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in type 1 diabetic adults

The BCG vaccine against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in type 1 diabetic adults

BCG vaccine produces a "trained immunity response" which lasts more than a year

BCG vaccine produces a "trained immunity response" which lasts more than a year

What does the future look like for TB care?

What does the future look like for TB care?

University of Oxford begins recruiting for Phase I trial of new TB vaccine

University of Oxford begins recruiting for Phase I trial of new TB vaccine

Researchers reveal the mechanism of action of century-old BCG vaccine

Researchers reveal the mechanism of action of century-old BCG vaccine

Study suggests BCG vaccination might confer immunity to SARS-CoV-2

Study suggests BCG vaccination might confer immunity to SARS-CoV-2

Study shows BCG vaccination reduces SARS-CoV-2-induced lung inflammation in hamsters

Study shows BCG vaccination reduces SARS-CoV-2-induced lung inflammation in hamsters

The Future of Tuberculosis; An Interview with the Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute

The Future of Tuberculosis; An Interview with the Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute

Mice study shows how to improve long-term effectiveness of TB vaccine

Mice study shows how to improve long-term effectiveness of TB vaccine

Researchers launch a multi-center trial to investigate new treatment for pediatric type 1 diabetes

Researchers launch a multi-center trial to investigate new treatment for pediatric type 1 diabetes

Study shows BCG vaccine provides no protection against SARS-CoV-2 in mice and hamsters

Study shows BCG vaccine provides no protection against SARS-CoV-2 in mice and hamsters

Flu shots and COVID-19 immunity

Flu shots and COVID-19 immunity

Study shows bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine can protect mice against lethal SARS-CoV-2 challenge

Study shows bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine can protect mice against lethal SARS-CoV-2 challenge

First dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines has strong protective effect against COVID-19 in older adults

First dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines has strong protective effect against COVID-19 in older adults

New positive data on BCG’s ability to safely and significantly lower blood sugars

New positive data on BCG’s ability to safely and significantly lower blood sugars