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Another BCG vaccination/immunsation question, advice?

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    I've been here for well over a decade - and I mostly see Australian doctors, and never have I heard one say that you should not follow the HK vacc schedule just because you are from somewhere else. Germs don't care what it says on your passport.

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    I not disputing that she didn't need it. I am simply explaining that this vaccine is not common in the United States b/c tuberculosis is not and am no way attempting to discourage the vaccine. I apologize if it was misunderstood.

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    The above is inresponse to CaraNg's post, thanks!

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    for my family - it has been pretty straight forward...get all the vaccinations that the HKG recommends...no questions asked. i don't know if that is smart or not, but our thinking is that it protects our daughters from whatever germs there are here in HK where we will be living permanently. i know there are many many views on vaccinations, just make sure you get the medical reports and not the anecdotal ones so that your reasons to have / not have the vaccinations are supported by medical doctors. at the end of the day it is very personal, for us, it was easy decision.

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    thanks for the clarification, megan. i was simply stating that although it may not be a normal vaccine for north american kids.... people living in asia would be smart to get it...I for one would never forgive myself if i didn't have my kids immunised against TB and then they caught it while living here...
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