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Can you tell me if i get a TB vaccine as a child are i protected for life?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Maybe not: BCG vaccination protects children from getting serious form of TB, i.e., disseminated TB or meningitis (efficacy 80%). However, protection against pulmonary form is estimated to be 50%.
Answered on Jul 4, 2014
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