Is Hib vaccine safe?

Who should not get the Hib vaccine?

Some people should not get the Hib vaccine, including: Infants younger than 6 weeks. People who have had a life-threatening allergic reaction to the Hib vaccine in the past. People who have a serious allergy to any ingredient in the vaccine.

What is the Hib vaccine made of?

How is the Hib vaccine made? The Hib vaccine is made from the sugar coating (polysaccharide) of the bacteria. Antibodies directed against the Hib polysaccharide protect the child against an infection that could result in permanent disabilities or death.

Does Hib vaccine cause Hib disease?

No. The Hib bacterium has a coating; the Hib vaccine is made from this coating, which, when bonded with a protein, can cause the body’s defenses to build up immunity to Hib. Since the whole bacterium isn’t used, it cannot cause Hib infection and so cannot cause Hib disease.

Is the Hib vaccine required?

CDC recommends Hib vaccination for all children younger than 5 years old. Older children and adults usually do not need a Hib vaccine, unless they have certain medical conditions.

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Is Hib serious?

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) is a life-threatening infection that can lead to serious illness, especially in children. Symptoms include severe headache, stiff neck, convulsions or seizures, severe drowsiness, difficulty waking up, loss of consciousness or difficulty with breathing.

How serious is Hib disease?

Hib can cause meningitis (infection of the brain and spinal cord). This can lead to permanent deafness and brain damage. Hib infection can also cause pneumonia, blood infections, and severe swelling in the throat that can block breathing and lead to death.

Does the Hib vaccine last for life?

Although Hib vaccines provide long-lasting immunity, experts do not know the exact duration of immunity. Hib vaccine is immunogenic in patients with increased risk for invasive disease, including people with: Sickle-cell disease.

How long is the Hib vaccine good for?

6 months (however, some of the Hib vaccines do not require a dose at 6 months) a booster dose at 12–15 months.

How long does Hib vaccine immunity last?

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What are the side effects of Hib vaccine?

Hib/MenC vaccine side effects

  • pain, redness or swelling at the site of the injection.
  • a high temperature.
  • irritability.
  • loss of appetite.
  • sleepiness.

At what age is Hib vaccine given?

Infants will usually get their first dose of Hib vaccine at 2 months of age and will usually complete the series at 12–15 months of age. Children between 12 months and 5 years of age who have not previously been completely vaccinated against Hib may need 1 or more doses of Hib vaccine.

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Is Hib vaccine the same as meningococcal vaccine?

Meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine and Haemophilus B conjugate vaccine is an active immunizing combination agent that is used to prevent infection caused by certain groups of meningococcal bacteria and Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) bacteria.

What happens if you get an extra Hib vaccine?

Is there any danger from receiving extra doses of a vaccine? Most of the time, your risk of serious side effects does not increase if you get extra doses of a vaccine. Getting extra doses of oral vaccines, such as rotavirus or typhoid, is not known to cause any problems.

Why do babies get Hib vaccine?

Why should my child get the Hib shot? Protects your child from Hib disease, which can cause lifelong disability and be deadly. Protects your child from the most common type of Hib disease, meningitis (an infection of the lining covering the brain and spinal cord).