My son was given injection on his right shoulder when he was born. The injection was given after one month because the drug wasn't available in the hospital when he was born. Its been three years now and there is no sign to show that he was injected.could it be that the medicine didn't work? if that is the case, is he not prone to any illness?
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Sometimes the BCG is given too deep instead of into the skin. Usually, to confirm in case of no BCG scar, we will do a mantoux test to see if there is a reaction expected for someone who has had BCG. If there is none after 72 hours, we will give the BCG again as long as the child is healthy(a normal Chest Xray may be needed at times)