BCG Vaccine Laboratory, Chennai is a sub-ordinate office of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India. It was established on 1st May 1948, with the assistance of Staten’s Serum Institute (SSI) Copenhagen, Denmark. For 75 years, this institute has been manufacturing and supplying the BCG vaccine for childhood Tuberculosis to the immunization program of the Government of India.