It was recently learnt from the Nanning Center for Disease Control and Prevention that the re-inoculation with BCG vaccines would be adjusted in districts and development zones of Nanning since this month. The BCG vaccination for the newborn would be carried out in subordinate units of the center in districts and development zones in accordance with the principles of dependency administration and proximity. The center would stop providing the re-inoculation with BCG vaccines for the newborn.
According to Tan Nianxu, attending physician at the Outpatient Department of Preventive Medicine in Nanning Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the BCG vaccine is the first type of vaccine that is free of charge in China, and the vaccination is usually completed for babies in the delivery room at birth. But for premature babies, babies with the weight less than 2,500 grams or babies having other contraindications, the inoculation should be postponed. After being discharged from hospital, babies with the above-mentioned conditions should be inoculated in vaccination units near the place of residence according to doctors’ advice.