What Is Hib Disease?
- Swelling in the throat
- Other types of infections
- 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 6 weeks old
- 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://www2.aap.org/immunization
Vaccines & Immunizations Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines
Grohskopf LA, Sokolow LZ, Olsen SJ, et al. Prevention and control of influenza with vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on immunization practices, United States, 2015-16 influenza season. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2015;64(30):818-825.
Immunization schedules. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/index.html. Updated January 26, 2015. Accessed August 11, 2015.
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) VIS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/hib.html. Updated April 2, 2015. Accessed August 11, 2015.
Vaccine information statements. Immunization Action Coalition website. Available at: http://www.immunize.org/vis. Accessed August 11, 2015.
Vaccine safety and the importance of immunization. New York State Department of Health website. Available at: http://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/immunization. Accessed August 11, 2015.
10/30/2009 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Prymula R, Siegrist C, Chlibek R, 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.
- Reviewer: David Horn, MD
- Review Date: 08/2015 -
- Update Date: 09/29/2014 -