Proposed changes to the recommended use of BCG vaccines to prevent tuberculosis

Closed 6 Nov 2021

Opened 6 Oct 2021


The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is consulting with stakeholders on proposed changes to recommended use of BCG vaccines to prevent tuberculosis for inclusion in the Australian Immunisation Handbook, with an intention to submit the recommendation to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for its approval under section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992.

The draft recommendations and the rationale for the changes are outlined in the attached public consultation document (see below).

Submission instructions

This public consultation will be open for a period of 31 days and you are invited to make a submission on the draft recommendation by 11.59PM on Saturday 6 November 2021.

If you have any questions in relation to this consultation process please contact the ATAGI Secretariat via email at

Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

How do I make a submission?

To make a submission, please click on the ‘Online Survey’ link below and follow the instructions. Please ensure you provide the page and section to which each of your comments refer. The ATAGI will not accept:

  • Comments received after the consultation deadline (11.59PM on 6 November 2021);
  • Confidential information that you do not wish to make public; or
  • Comments which, in the opinion of the ATAGI, are incorrect or inappropriate.


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