My son has recently entered Grade 1/First Grade. I was a little shocked to find the school pushing a TB/ Menigitis shot. They were even more shocked when I told them I wanted to research further before giving parental consent.
I am of the firm opinion that apart from the obvious inoculations (polio, whooping cough, etc.), most healthy children should avoid any of the so called pre-cautionary shots, unless of course, one is to visit an area that has high prevalence of certain health problems. Excessive injections lower the natural immune system of a healthy human, and should only be used as a last resort.
Is Tuberculosis (TB) an rampant issue in Taiwan today? There have obviously been a few instances lately of TB patients worldwide flying about, avoiding quarantine. Yet, is it prevalent enough to warrant having 7 year old kids endure what is to them a most severe & traumatic incident?