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What is mono-vacc?

Mono-vacc is no longer available in the United States.

Mono-vacc [Tuberculin, Old, Mono-vacc Test (O.T.)] is a screening test to detect sensitivity to tuberculin in populations of high-risk children. High-risk child groups were children from families with one or more cases of tuberculosis; children living in areas where the rate of tuberculosis is higher than the national average; children who were from, or had parents who immigrated from, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, the Middle East, or Latin America; and American Indian and Alaskan Native children. This screening test was also recommended for individuals with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus); with health risk factors that would make them more susceptible to tuberculosis; with an addiction to alcohol; who were intravenous drug users; or who were residing long-term in correctional institutions, mental health facilities, nursing homes, and other facilities. The mono-vacc test uses multiple punctures of liquid old tuberculin between the layers of skin and is no longer available in the United States.

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