Can I still get the BCG vaccine if I have tested positive for TB?

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No. Before scheduling the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine, make sure that the doctor who will be prescribing BCG to you knows if you have recently had a positive tuberculosis (TB) skin test. Also, you should tell the doctor if you have had any recent vaccinations, especially if you have recently had one for smallpox. Either of these will affect your doctor's decision to give you the BCG vaccine. If you have any questions about the BCG vaccine or possible side effects. talk to your doctor, healthcare provider or pharmacist.

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