Bacillus Calmette Guerin, Hepatitis B (BCG) Vaccine

Bacillus Calmette Guerin or also known as BCG vaccine is given right after the baby is born. It is a single shot of injection in upper left arm, used against tuberculosis. After the vaccination, a red spot will emerge within three to six weeks. This vaccine is made from a live weakened bacterium related to tuberculosis bacteria.

Hepatitis B is a three-dose series of injection recommended for infants after birth up to eighteen years of age. It is given in the thigh muscle. It is developed in 1982 to prevent the Hepatitis B virus infection.

Elijah had his BCG and Hepa B vaccine right after he was born. I am not aware of it because I was sleeping, they just told me when I woke up. His second shot of Hepa B vaccine was October 14, 2009, third shot was December 9, 2009.

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