Bcg Immunization For Babies As Young As 3 Months Old?
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BCG vaccine is recommended to be given to children before 3 months of age, and most optimal at 2 months of age. If the child has not been given a BCG vaccine when it is more than 3 months old, a catch-up BCG vaccination can be given on condition that a tuberculin test is performed first. If the tuberculin test results are negative, a BCF vaccine can be given. If the tuberculin test is positive, the doctor will plan further tests to screen for possible tuberculosis infection. Regarding costs, you can consult directly with the nearest health care facility that provides the examination.
Do not hesitate to consult with a doctor or pediatrician regarding immunization. To enrich your horizons, you can read articles about BCG vaccine and tuberculin testing.
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