BCG (Tuberculosis) Vaccination in Japan – my baby’s scar
日本で受けたBCGワクチンの跡について

Many parents worry in Japan about whether or not to give their baby the BCG (Tuberculosis) vaccination. One of the reasons is that it can leave a 9-hole scar on your baby’s forearm, which of course everyone would like to avoid! We personally decided to go ahead with the vaccination, as we are living in Japan long-term and chose to follow the Japanese vaccination schedule for our baby. So, just to give you an idea, here is a video and some photos to show our baby’s BCG scar after nearly 1.5 years. Every baby tends to scar differently though, so this is just one example.

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日本にいる多くの親は、自分の子供にBCGワクチンを受けさせるかどうか悩んでいることと思います。その理由として、二の腕の目立つところに、9個もハリの跡が残るということ。親としてはできればこれはさけたいところです。私たちは、日本に住んでいるし、この先も日本にいることになるので、日本のルールに従ってワクチンを受けることにしました。接種から約1年半後、キズがどうなっているかについての動画と写真を公開します。参考になれば幸いです。ただし、これは一例であることをご理解ください。


 

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日本で受けたBCGワクチンの跡について

    • Hi Amina, I just used baby moisturizer once a day after his bath. I’m not sure if this helped, but I think it at least kept the area on his arm soft and moisturized:)

      • Hi.Love your blog I live in Japan and my baby had his BCG vacvine today.the horror…the doctor pushed realy hard the stamp in his skin ..I was feeling her power while she was stamping him.Do you know if it is normal?I hope she didn’t do it too deep to apear any infection.

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