Ece Aslan | Toni Bennett | Chloe Warbey| 2022

Should the Tuberculosis Vaccine be Included in the NHS Regular Vaccination Schedule?

An analysis of current healthcare developments regarding the tuberculosis infection, socio-geographical data, and the age demographic of the United Kingdom


Tuberculosis (TB) is the second leading infectious killer worldwide and remains a global health threat. Currently, the NHS regular vaccination schedule does not include a TB vaccine to be given to the population of the UK. This research debates the necessity of including a tuberculosis vaccine in the NHS regular vaccination schedule in the near future; and whether or not the current measures will remain enough to combat the tuberculosis infection in the UK.