Post BCG Immunization?
, I want to ask. My child has been finished with BCG immunization. Does BCG immunization always cause a child to have a fever? Because my son doesn’t have a fever at all. Explanation please
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. BCG immunization is a medical procedure that aims to provide immunity to a person against tuberculosis or tuberculosis. Giving this vaccine to babies is usually given at birth or no later than before the baby is 3 months old.
TB disease is a disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis and can cause symptoms in the form of a long cough, bloody cough, weight loss, and swollen glands. Even though it is a good action, there are still conditions for a child to get this immunization, namely that he / she must not be:
HIV positive and has not received treatment
Have a high fever
Have an allergic reaction to the BCG immunization
Have had tuberculosis or live with the patient
Undergo cancer treatment
If the baby has one of these, the provision will be postponed first. Then regarding your question, because the immunization process is introducing a person's immune system to bacteria that are still weakened or dead, then once in a while in some people, an immune response such as fever can appear after administration. But that doesn't mean you have to have a fever. Even if you don't have a fever, this doesn't necessarily mean that your child's immunizations have failed or your child has certain disorders. In BCG, among the side effects that also often arise is the appearance of wounds such as blisters at the injection site, but this is safe and natural.
So in conclusion, it is completely normal and nothing for you to worry about. Keep your children healthy by keeping them away from sick people, dust, pollution and cigarette smoke, and routinely control their growth and development health at posyandu or pediatricians. So, hopefully it answers your question.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa