Has anyone's LO gotten this vaccine?
We are just outside central London and our health visitor recommended we get this vaccine. The area we live in is just on the high side of what they consider to be the cutoff for infection rates -- I guess it's just a pretty international area.
We are scheduled to get this tomorrow and I'm waffling about whether or not to go through with it. Normally I follow vaccine recommendations but this one I'm not so sure about it. I've read everything I can find about it, and I feel that DS's odds of getting exposed to TB are really, really low. And then I read about the side effects of the vaccine possibly lasting weeks or months, some of them skin-related, and after having battled several eczema flareups I hate the idea of something causing him discomfort, especially if we are already low on risk factors.
I guess I just need some reassurance that the side effects aren't all that bad if we decide to go through with it. Would appreciate hearing others' experiences with this vaccine.
As it is, we have been battling a cold and an intermittent low fever the last couple of days so we'll see if they even still want to give it to him.