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3j.7 When is the BCG vaccine contraindicated?




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This article is from the Childhood Vaccinations FAQ, by Lynn Gazis-Sax lynng@alsirat.com with numerous contributions by others.

3j.7 When is the BCG vaccine contraindicated?

Hypersensitivity to the vaccine, positive TB skin test, recent
smallpox vaccination, burn patients, various immune deficiencies or
immunosuppressive therapy (see _AHFS Drug Information_ for a list). In
case of eczema or other skin disease, give it in a different area of
the skin. Although no harmful effects to the fetus are associated wtih
BCG vaccination, its use is not recommended during pregnancy.

Vaccine components capable of causing adverse reactions: Triton WR
1339 (Travel Medicine Advisor).

 

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