BCG Vaccination at Birth and Rate of Hospitalization for Infection Until 15 Months of Age in Danish Children: A Randomized Clinical Multicenter Trial

Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (JPIDS)
Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2019
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES
BCG Vaccination at Birth and Rate of Hospitalization for Infection Until 15 Months of Age in Danish Children: A Randomized Clinical Multicenter Trial
Lone Graff Stensballe; Henrik Ravn; Nina Marie Birk; Jesper Kjærgaard; Thomas Nørrelykke Nissen
Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2019, Pages 213–220, https://doi.org/10.1093/jpids/piy029
In this large-scale randomized controlled trial that included 4262 Danish infants, vaccination against BCG did not affect the rate of hospitalization for infection up to the age of 15 months. In future studies, the role of maternal vaccination against BCG, premature birth, and cesarean delivery in BCG-vaccinated children needs further exploration.