A Vaccine That Aims To Protect Against Tuberculosis Infection?
Hello doctor, this is the doctor, yesterday my child was 3 weeks old who did the bcg immunization, but the immunization drug has been open for more than 3 hours, but it is still being injected into my child, is that very dangerous for the doctor and does my child have to be immunized again?
Hello Anto30, Thank you for the question.
The BCG vaccine is a vaccine that aims to protect against tuberculosis infection. This vaccine contains weakened bacteria which when injected into the body can trigger the formation of immune substances / antibodies. The BCG vaccine packaging consists of a vaccine powder and a liquid to dilute the vaccine. This liquid will be mixed into a glass containing the vaccine powder. This vaccine should not be used again or must be discarded after vaccination or within 6 hours after opening and mixing. Thus, if it is still open for 3 hours, this vaccine can still be used. If you still have versatility, you can return to consult with a pediatrician for a second opinion.
I hope this helps.