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Is it important to see scar formation after BCG vaccination?

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As per doctor's file, we have given her BCG vaccine. However no mark on left arm as chkd by doctor. As per doc - 1 school of thought states it ok not to have the mark 2nd states , its reqd to give second vaccine still if no mark then ignore. Request your view.
Posted Thu, 30 Jan 2014 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 17 hours later
Brief Answer: Mark is not essential Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. The scar or the pustule formed after the BCG vaccination do not indicate the success of the vaccineation. Some babies get and some dont. There is no hard and fast that the scar should emerge. Need not worry.
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