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03 December 2003

Vaccinations

Your baby will be immunised against tuberculosis and polio.

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Your baby will be immunised against:
  • Tuberculosis (BCG)
  • Polio (OPV)

The BCG (Bacille Calmette-Guérin) vaccination is given soon after birth to protect against tuberculosis. It is given transdermally on the right upper arm. After a few weeks a small sore will develop which will start to heal from about four months so that by one year there is only a small scar left. In very few cases the initial sore may continue to increase or else glands may develop in the baby’s right armpit, at which stage medical advice is needed.

 
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