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Author Topic: BCG for young people  (Read 1156 times)

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Offline shotis

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BCG for young people
« on: April 15, 2010, 02:34:13 PM »
I need your views good people.

I knew about my status during my pregnancy.  My son then didn't have his BCG as you all know the reasons.( for those of you mau have had children) I was wondering now that my son is 9 and has been cleared, can he still have the BCG injection at school when he is due boosters which are normally done by school nurses?

Offline Tim Horn

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Re: BCG for young people
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010, 02:58:36 PM »

Are you in the United States? If so, you should note that BCG generally isn't recommended, given the low risk of tuberculosis.


Offline shotis

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Re: BCG for young people
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2010, 03:18:12 PM »
hi Tim

I am based in UK. Here TB is quite prevalent hence the need to have the vaccine.
I dont want to refuse my son the opportunity to have the booster. I am also conscious that in future when he wants to go into medical professions they will want to know if he had it.

Offline leese43

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Re: BCG for young people
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2010, 06:13:34 PM »
I need your views good people.

 My son then didn't have his BCG as you all know the reasons.( for those of you mau have had children)

I can't see any reason why he can't go ahead and have it but I'm not sure what you mean by the above, maybe you are aware of something I'm not? Unless things have changed since my children had the BCG, I have only ever known it to be given at school and not as babies.
Oct 04 - Neg
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