No TB vaccines in New Zealand at all?

Well... I didn't see that coming!

Yesterday I called the medical centre to organise TB immunisations for both of my kids - we're heading to Estonia soon, and Estonia has high rates of TB.

Except I was told that vaccines are not available at the moment. IN WHOLE OF NEW ZEALAND.

That next March there may be a new shipment of vaccines coming through Pharmac (New Zealand drug buying agency), but until then - nothing.

And I was, like, uhm... Yeah.

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  1. There is a worldwide shortage of BCG vaccine affecting many countries. As a result there is no BCG vaccine available in New Zealand until further notice, but this is very unlikely to happen before the end of 2017.

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    1. Wow. I did not know that. Cheers! That'll be a cool thing to google tomorrow and learn, why :)

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  2. Soovitan lugeda ka seda eesti arstide ja analüütikute koostatud raportit. Siit saab päris palju olulist infot.
    http://rahvatervis.ut.ee/bitstream/1/6725/4/TTH25_BCG.pdf

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  3. Üks variant on Eestis vaktsineerida.

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    1. Vaktsiin hakkab toimima kahe nädala jooksul, meile öeldi - selleks ajaks me oleme juba Eestist lahkunud. Lisaks see, et just pika (pika!) lennureisi ära teinud lapsi ei taha mööda arste vedada ja immuunsüsteeme vaktsiinile reageerima panna. Uus-Meremaalt Eestisse lendamine on meil ju, tõsiselt, kolme päeva ettevõtmine. Invercargill - Christchurch - Auckland - Singapur - London - Tallinn. 11 tundi ajavahet, nii et päev ja öö täiesti vastassuunas pöördes.

      Ei, aitäh, pigem Eestis ei vaktsineeriks :)

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