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Old 17-01-09, 21:34
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I've had an appointment through for next week to take my little boy for his BCG injection! My little girl has not had one and the HV dont know why he has been sent for? Not really sure what to do? should i take him? I rang up and they said that they give them to babies that are high risk but not sure why they have asked him? But they say he may not be offered it at school when older. I'm very confused and in two minds of what to do? Have anyones LO had a BCG injection?!

After the upset of his last injections i'm really reluctant to but just dont know??
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Old 17-01-09, 22:23
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None of mine have had them but my friend who lives in London and works for the MET police in a multi racial area had to get her lo done. I would check with the health trust in your area and see what they say.
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Old 17-01-09, 23:40
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Isabelle was born in a hospital in Slough and we had the option of letting her have the injection there due to the high incidence of TB in ethnic populations in and around Slough. We decided to go ahead and let her have it.

Oliver was born in a hospital in Surrey and it was never mentioned as an option.

I don't remember there being any adverse reactions for Isabelle but then she had it at only 3 days old and I don't remember much from that time!!!

I would perhaps do some more research and questioning as to why they think he is 'high risk'.
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Old 18-01-09, 12:05
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Mia's had it done and Franky will be getting it too, you're LO gets offered it if the area you live in is a high risk area for TB like Nickit said to do with ethnic communities.

Mia had no adverse reaction to it but it did get nasty & puss-y & bled and she's got a nasty looking scar on her arm from it but HV said unfortc this is what happens and i remember when i had it done at school mine did the same

i'd rather have my LO's immunised than risk them catching a nasty illness
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Old 18-01-09, 13:31
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my friends LO had to have it as he has some indian blood, he was fine with it xxx
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