4mth baby checkup in Japan
Baby health checkup, Baby vaccinations

4mth checkup & BCG vaccination

Yesterday my baby had his 4 month checkup and BCG (tuberculosis) vaccination at the Meguro Ward Public Health Center. Here is some info and a video to show you how it went!






(baby after BCG vaccination)
Waiting for number to be called
Outside Meguro Ward Public Health Center
Prams lined up before going for health check (there were about 40 mums/dads and their babies altogether)
Use baby cot to change nappy and remove clothes for body measurements checkup (leave nappy on)
Waiting! There was about a 10-15min wait in between each stage of the health checkup and vaccination. It took 1.5 hours in total from start to finish (1-2:30pm)
Take out baby’s left arm for the BCG vaccination

(Red mark immediately after BCG vaccination)
Room for BCG vaccination
Monitor the wound daily to check for any signs of reaction to the vaccine. If wound becomes red, swollen, puffy, yellow puss dots, then go to the health center immediately for checkup. See blue BCG form below for details (click on photo to enlarge).
This English explanation was available
Information and documents
You will receive the documents below in the mail regarding the 4mth checkup and BCG vaccination when your baby is 3mths old. Read the information carefully and take the completed forms with you to the checkup.
Information about BCG vaccination – Page 1
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Information about BCG vaccination – Page 2
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BCG vaccination record and medical history questionnaire – Page 1
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BCG vaccination record and medical history questionnaire – Page 2
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Questionnaire about your baby – Page 1
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Questionnaire about your baby – Page 2
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Questionnaire for Mothers – Page 1
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Questionnaire for Mothers – Page 2
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These forms will all arrive in the mail when your baby is 3 mths old.
Regarding next checkups at 5-6mths and 10-11mths age
At the 4mth health checkup and BCG vaccination yesterday, I also received this new information for the 6-7mth and 9-10mth health checkups. I had to sign that I had received these forms (they include vouchers so you can get the checkup for free).

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One thought on “4mth checkup & BCG vaccination

  1. laksmira says:

    thanks a lot for posting this. i’m so anxious, tomorrow my baby is having 4 months check up & BCG vaccination. hope everything will run well.

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