BCG VACCINE- CONTRAINDICATIONS

Any condition that the lowers the body’s resistance to infection (i.e. immunocompromised state) such as

  • HIV Positive/AIDS
  • Congenital immunodeficiency (present from birth)
  • Children on long term steroids
  • Children suffering from leukemia (blood cancer) and other malignant tumors
  • Children on immunosuppressive therapy – Post bone marrow transplant. Post kidney transplant, etc.