Info on BCG Vaccine needed - page 3

Does anyone know if there is a resource available anywhere, that might tell me what countries routinely give the BCG vaccine? I have quite a few employees come through my door, tell me they never... Read More

  1. by   dianabay
    Hi Cessna:

    I can only speak to my own personal experience. When I was going through the US immigration processs in 1991, I too had a huge reaction to PPD, but CXR was clear.

    I called several immigration Drs on the list and asked what they would do in the case of a + PPD but a negative CXR. One insisted that he would start INH; several others disagreed with treatment in the case of a negative CXR- I went with one of the Drs who recommended against treatment. That was 17 years ago, and I have been fine.

    Good luck!
  2. by   cessna823
    I'll let you know the results. I can't wait for it
  3. by   dianabay
    Try not to worry, Cessna. I've had a few + PPD but negative CXR.

    Even if it is the worst case scenario, these meds have been around for ages, so there are not a lot of unknowns (unlike many of the other meds out there today).

    I'll be thinking about you....

  4. by   cessna823
    I am just worried because I'm scared if the hospital would kick me out if I have positive CXR. I have a son to raise.

    Thanks Diana...