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asked in category: General Last Updated: 11th April, 2020

What is the Hib vaccine used for?

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Considering this, what does the Hib vaccine do?

The vaccine provides long-term protection from Haemophilus influenzae type b. Those who are immunized have protection against Hib meningitis; pneumonia; pericarditis (an infection of the membrane covering the heart); and infections of the blood, bones, and joints caused by the bacteria.

Similarly, how many Hib vaccines do you need? Vaccine (Shot) for Hib. Three doses or four doses, depending on the brand of the Hib vaccine, are recommended for children by doctors as the best way to protect against Hib disease.

Similarly, you may ask, is Hib vaccine necessary?

Hib vaccine is not routinely recommended for healthy adults 19 years and older, even if the person did not receive Hib vaccine as a child.

Can you get Hib if you are vaccinated?

Will receiving the Hib shot protect my baby from ever getting meningitis? No. Meningitis can also be caused by other viruses and bacteria. Hib vaccine will only protect against meningitis caused by Hib.

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