Vaccine - Hib

This is a vaccine that decreases your child's risk of getting serious infections caused by Haemophilus influenza type B bacteria.




This is a vaccine that decreases your child's risk of getting serious infections caused by Haemophilus influenza type B bacteria.



Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) is a bacteria that causes serious infections in childhood. Fortunately, due to the widespread use of the Hib vaccine, these infections are now much less common. The haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) bacteria can cause:

  • Lung infections (pneumonia)
  • Infections of the lining that surrounds the spinal cord and brain (meningitis)
  • Other infections of the blood, bones and joints

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children get their Hib vaccine at two months, four months, six months and between twelve and fifteen months. (Depending on the brand of Hib vaccine, the six month dose may or may not be required.) You may be required to show proof of the Hib vaccination before your child can attend school.

  • The Hib vaccine is frequently given with the polio, pneumococcal and DTaP vaccines.
  • If your child has a moderate to severe illness, check with your healthcare provider before he or she receives the vaccine.
  • Check with your healthcare provider if your child appears sick at the time of their immunization.

You should contact your healthcare provider if your child is not up to date on the Hib vaccine. Here is a list of questions you can ask about the vaccine.

  • Do you recommend this vaccine for my child, and why?
  • Does this vaccine need boosters, and when?
  • What are the side effects of this vaccine?
  • What are the risks if my child does not get the vaccine?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

Vaccine Hib
Vaccine Haemophilus Influenza
Vaccine - Hib
Vaccine
Immunization Hib
Immunization Haemophilus Influenza
Hib Vaccine
Hib Shot
Hib Immunization
Haemophilus Influenza Vaccine
Haemophilus Influenza Shot
Haemophilus Influenza Immunization


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