Here’s a myth you have heard about the coronavirus: BCG-vaccinated people are immune to COVID.
This is not true. People who received the BCG vaccine are not immune to the new coronavirus. Some studies have shown lower rates of infection in countries where BCG vaccines are given, but it has not been proven that these countries have possibly lower COVID-19 rates specifically because of the BCG vaccine. There is currently no vaccine for the new coronavirus.
Note: There are now vaccines to protect against COVID-19. All of our content is produced using the best evidence available at the time of publishing. We will do our best to update content as information evolves, but please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html