Vaccine Name :

BCG: Bacillus Calmette Guerin

About Vaccination :

Bacillus Calmette – Guerin (BCG) vaccine is a vaccine primarily used against tuberculosis. The vaccine is given by injection into the skin. BCG vaccination is recommended to be given intradermally.The BCG vaccine contains live bacteria that have been weakened (attenuated), so that they stimulate the immune system but do not cause disease in healthy people.

Total Number of Dosage : 

1

Dosage Time : 

Dose 1 : Birth

Importance : 

It is 70-80% effective against the most severe forms of TB, such as TB meningitis.

After Effects: 

A small ulcer which develops from the blister at the injection site, two to six weeks after injection. This may be painful and take several weeks or months to heal fully.Post that there will be scar on the sight of injection. If there is no scar , you may consult doctor as in some cases vaccine may fail.Uncommon side effects: Headache and a high temperature

Tentative Cost : 

Rs.10 – Rs.25

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