09 May Do you have plans to take your baby who is less than 5 months old to a country with a higher prevalence of tuberculosis than Japan?
Do you have plans to take your baby who is less than 5 months old to a country with a higher prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) disease than Japan? There is some information you need to know about the BCG vaccination for infants. Here is an illustration on what mothers should know about the BCG vaccination. Please answer these questions and follow the advice given before planning your trip.
Please refer to Special Circumstances on Tuberculosis and BCG in Japan
Note：BCG is not generally recommended for use in children in some countries. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in USA, BCG vaccination may cause a false-positive reaction to the Tuberculin Skin Test (TST), which may complicate decisions about prescribing treatment. Please refer to CDC.