Question my twins had been given bcg vaccine within two weeks of child birth.they dont have a scar on their arm from the vaccine.is this normal,or did the hospital botch up the procedure.? they are 9yrs now.should i go for anoter dose of vaccine? is it safe?
Answer Its known that all children with bcg vaccine need not develop scar. The resposne to vaccine depends on infant's immunity.
There is no point in repeating the dose at age 9 years, as the kids would have acquired similar response by now naturally. Protection with BCG is not 100 %.
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