The Effectiveness of BCG (

Abstract

Bacillus Calmette Guerin (BCG) vaccine is still the only licensed vaccine against Tuberculosis (TB), with an estimated global coverage of 85%. However, although the vaccine has been established, discussions about its benefits and shortcomings continue.The coverage of immunization is appropriate with the target, but still the occurrence of child TB cases raises a problem of its own. This studywas a non-experimental study with study design was Case Control Study by retrospective. The effectiveness of BCG immunization in this study is 85%, meaning that children are given BCG 85% immunization will be protected from Tuberculocis (TB) disease. If the child does not get BCG immunization will increase the chances for the child, with OR = 6.87 (95% CI; 2.2 – 21.1) with p value = 0.000. It is suggested to Banyuasin regency Health Office to conduct the contact examination of house of children who are around TB positive patients periodically (monthly / at posyandu)

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