Saturday, 13 July 2013

BCG Vaccination for my baby girl

With the easier access of information (not always accurate) with the advent of the internet. It would always be wise to get multiple views about a given subject. I'm at a cross road with my new baby girl. The very first vaccination BCG, in the hopes of being able to fight tuberculous infection in her early years.

In 'The Truth About Vaccines - Making the right decision for your child' by Dr Richard Halvorsen
Get a copy quick, hard to get hold of.

So as I was saying, Being 100% Indian and living in Newham (London UK), and planning to visit India next year with her. The risks of my baby contracting Tuberculous drastically increase compared to a baby living outside of London, not of Indian origin and never planning to visit India.

My wife and are still back and forth about the this one. As my baby is more likely to contract Tuberculous in Newham (London) then India. strange but true.

We asked the health care professional to provide information of the BCG vaccine they plan to administer.

Click here for a copy of the leaflet. 

In the end, I just want to be able to make an informed decision. My advice is you do the same in health matters.

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