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Tubervac Vaccination

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Tubervac – Serum International Institute

Indication and Usage –

  • Tubervac (Bacille Calmette-Guerin Vaccine I.P.)is a live freeze-dried vaccine indicated for active immunization against disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
  • Tubervac is approved for use in infants at birth.

Dosage and Administration –

  • Tubervac is administered by intradermal injection
  • The vaccine should be administered in the dose of:
  1. A single 0.1 ml, Intradermal for Infants under one year of age
  2. A single 0.1 ml, Intradermal for children over one year of age till five years.

Contraindications –

  • Tubervac is contraindicated in hypogamma-globulinemia, congenital immunodeficiency, sarcoidosis, leukaemia.
  • In chronic eczema or other dermatological disease, the vaccine can be given in a healthy area of the skin.
  • Keloid and lipoid reactions may also occur at the site of injection and such children should not be revaccinated.

Adverse reactions –

  • Following BCG vaccination, 2-3 weeks later a papule develops at the site of vaccination and increases slowly in size to diameter of 4-8 mm in 5 weeks.
  • It then subsides or breaks into a shallow ulcer covered with a crust, healing occurs spontaneously in 6-12 weeks leaving a permanent, tiny round scar 2-10 mm in diameter.

Drug interactions and other interactions –

  • Tubervac may be routinely given to any child exposed early to the risk of contact with disease (tuberculosis).
  • There is no indication to vaccinate women during pregnancy. Breast feeding can continue despite vaccination with BCG vaccine.

As a general rule, during pregnancy and breast feeding, it is always recommended to ask your doctor’s advice before using a medicinal product.

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