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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.
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?

Link between BCG and lower COVID-19 mortality disproved by new analysis

Link between BCG and lower COVID-19 mortality disproved by new analysis