Timing of BCG vaccination in infants

Das, S.K.; Gautum, K.D.; Mehrotra, M.L.; Rajan, R.D. and Sharma, J.P. (1980) Timing of BCG vaccination in infants. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 2 (2). pp. 63-65.

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Abstract

A study on timing of BCG Vaccination in l000 infants born at Lady Lyall and Dufferin Hospital, Agra was undertaken to find out suitable time for BCG Vaccination in infants. The infants were randomly allocated to one of the two groups;(i) BCG Vaccination at birth. ( ii) BCG Vaccination at 3 months of age. A 16 weeks’ follow-up after BCG Vaccination reveals that BCG Vaccination can be given either at birth or at 3 months of age, but BCG Vaccination at 3 months of age is to be preferred because of higher post vaccination allergy, negligible complications, and suitability for application of vaccination through peripheral health workers.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:BCG Vaccination, Infants, Follow-up, Peripheral Health workers
Subjects:Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services > Health Personnel
Persons > Age Groups > Infant > Infant, Newborn
Persons > Age Groups > Infant
Therapeutics > Biological Therapy > Immunotherapy > Immunization
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Therapeutics > Biological Therapy > Immunotherapy > Immunization > Immunotherapy, Active > Vaccination
Immunologic and Biological Factors > Biological Products > Vaccines > Bacterial Vaccines > Tuberculosis Vaccines > BCG Vaccine
ID Code:2127
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:11 May 2007

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