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Promoting BCG (Bacille Calmette-Guérin) Vaccination Icon. The right arm of a person from just above the elbow outstretched towards a pair of hands on the right side. The left hand of the pair of hands holds the wrist of the outstretched arm while the right hand holds a needle inserted in the arm.
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Posters Promoting BCG (Bacille Calmette-Guérin) Vaccination

种卡介苗宣传画



Take BCG Vaccines Quickly to Prevent TB. A baby sitting on the ground holding a red ball with its left hand waves at people to tell them to take BCG vaccines with its right hand.

Take BCG Vaccines Quickly to Prevent TB
预防结核病, 快种卡介苗

Smallpox vaccine can prevent smallpox, and BCG vaccine can prevent TB.

The Central Tuberculosis Prevention Institute of Shanghai and the Shanghai Anti-Tuberculosis Association, n.d., ca. 1963.

To Protect Children from TB, Come and Get BCG Vaccines Quickly. A mother holding a baby points to the BCG vaccine shot site on the baby's arm and says 'take BCG vaccines.' At the bottom of the poster, children line up to receive the vaccines from three nurses.

To Protect Children from TB, Come and Get BCG Vaccines Quickly
儿童预防结核病 赶快接种卡介苗

The Outline of Agricultural Development made clear the universal use of BCG vaccines to prevent TB among children and infants.

Tuberculosis Prevention Institute of Jiangxi Province, n.d., ca. 1963.


Take BCG Vaccines to Prevent TB. On the left side of the poster is a man with his lungs showing in his chest asks who should take BCG vaccine and where to take it. At the top of the poster are two images in green ovals. The left oval has an infant wearing only a cloth diaper. The right oval has the right arm of a person from just above the elbow outstretched towards a pair of hands. The left hand holds the wrist of the outstretched arm while the right hand holds a needle inserted in the arm. The bottom right corner of the poster has phone, phone numbers and addresses of where to receive the BCG Vaccination.

Take BCG Vaccines to Prevent TB.
预防肺痨, 要种卡介苗

Who should take it, and where to take it? See phone numbers and addresses.

Public Health Bureau of the People’s Administration of Beijing, n.d., ca. 1950.

To Prevent TB, We Must Have BCG Vaccines. A boy is surrounded by flowers on the left and a line of children 	in small image receives BCG vaccines.

To Prevent TB,
We Must Have BCG Vaccines
预防结核病, 要种卡介苗

BCG vaccines make us immune to tubercle bacilli and are effective in preventing TB.

Health Education Office and the TB Hospital of the Health Bureau of Nanjing Municipal Revolutionary Committee, n.d., ca. 1978.


The Horror of Tubercle Bacilli and the Power of BCG Vaccines. The image shows a tuberculosis patient's phlegm shooting out from a gun to kill people, and a man upholds a Lorraine Cross in his left hand that shines like the sun to protect people.

The Horror of Tubercle Bacilli and the Power of BCG Vaccines.
痨病菌的可怕
与接种卡介苗后的力量

The phlegm of the TB patient is like a gun that kills people, and BCG vaccines are like the sun that protects people’s health. (This poster is part of an anti-TB series.)

The Anti-Tuberculosis Committee of Baoding City, n.d., ca. 1950.

Vaccinate with BCG to prevent TB. A Uighur girl in a white sundress points to her left arm and says 'take BCG vaccines.'

Vaccinate with BCG to prevent TB.
接种卡介苗, 预防结核病

The Second People's Hospital of Urumqi (the TB Hospital), n.d., ca. 1963.