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could you tell me what happens when you get a tuberculosis shot while having a cold?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tested for tb?: Are you receiving a ppd? I don't think it will make a difference if you have a cold.
Answered on Jan 15, 2014
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