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Haemophilus Influenzae Type B Vaccine
What Is Hib Disease?
- Stiff neck
- Other symptoms, depending on the part of the body affected
What Is the Hib Vaccine?
Who Should Be Vaccinated and When?
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 12-15 months
What Are the Risks Associated With the Hib Vaccine?
Who Should Not Be Vaccinated?
- Children younger than six weeks
- People who have ever had a life-threatening allergic reaction to a previous dose of Hib vaccine
- People who are moderately to severely ill (they need to wait until they have recovered.)
What Other Ways Can Hib Disease Be Prevented Besides Vaccination?
What Happens in the Event of an Outbreak?
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
Immunization American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.cispimmunize.org
Vaccines & Immunizations Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines
Baker CJ, Pickerling LK, et al. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Recommended adult immunization schedule: United States, 2011. Ann Intern Med. 2011;154(3):168-173.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recommended immunization schedules for persons aged 0-18 years—United States, 2011. MMWR. 2011;60(5).
Type B (Hib) vaccine. US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/hib.html . Published December 16, 1998. Accessed November 29, 2012.
Vaccine information statements. Immunization Action Coalition website. Available at: http://www.immunize.org/vis/ . Accessed November 29, 2012.
Vaccine safety and the importance of immunization. New York State Department of Health website. Available at: http://www.health.state.ny.us/prevention/immunization/recommendations/children.htm . Accessed November 29, 2012.
1/31/2008 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recommended immunization schedules for persons aged 0-18 years—United States, 2008. MMWR. 2008;57;Q1-Q4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MMWR website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5701a8.htm . Updated January 10, 2008. Accessed January 28, 2008.
9/25/2009 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us : Licensure of a haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine (Hiberix) and updated recommendations for use of Hib vaccine. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep . 2009;58:1008.
10/30/2009 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us : Prymula R, Siegrist C, et al. Effect of prophylactic paracetamol administration at time of vaccination on febrile reactions and antibody responses in children: two open-label, randomised controlled trials. Lancet. 2009;374(9698):1339.
2/10/2014 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Bridges C, Coyne-Beasley T. Advistory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended immunization schedules for adults aged 19 years or older: United States, 2014. Ann Intern Med. 2014;160(3):190-197.
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 03/2013
- Update Date: 02/10/2014