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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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.
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