Monday, September 08, 2014

Parent FAQ - Last date for BCG Vaccination?

Query : 
Is it compulsory to give a 1st dose of Bcg between 0 to 15 days_?
What if the 1st dose delayed for 40 to 45 days
Cause our pediatrician said that there is no problem if Bcg 1st dose given after 45 days

Your pediatrician is correct.
While it is certainly preferable to give BCG within the first 15 days of life, if not given for some reason, you can easily administer anytime during the first year of life.

Dr Gupta MD

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