What does the BCG vaccine protect against?

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The BCG vaccine is used to prevent tuberculosis (TB) infection. It is given to people who are at high risk of acquiring tuberculosis. It is not useful for treatment of active TB. Talk to your doctor or healthcare provider if you have any questions about the treatment of TB or the BCG vaccine.

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