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The Hib vaccine protects kids from meningitis caused by the Haemophilus influenzae type b bacteria. It usually affects kids below 5 years.
The Hib vaccine injections are given at ages:
Hib vaccine provides lifelong protection against Haemophilus influenza type b. If your child is vaccinated, Hib ensures protection against meningitis, pericarditis, and pneumonia along with other infections related to blood, joints and the bones, which are all caused by the bacteria.
Hib vaccine can often result into minor problems like redness, swelling, or sensitivity near the area where the shot is given. Also, in some kids, Hib vacine can even cause a slight allergic reaction.
You should avoid or delay the immunization if:
1)Your child is sick presently. ( slight cold or minor illness is not a problem when vaccinating)
2)Your child encountered a serious allergic reaction to earlier given Hib vaccine
Hib vaccine can result in mild soreness or redness near the vaccinated area. Taking in count the age of your child, you can get the prescribed medicines for pain and fever. Check with doctor before giving any medicine for fever.
Yes, there is no harm in giving the Hib vaccine with other vaccines.
You must seek medical help if you are in any sort of doubt regarding the Hib vaccination. If you are not able to decide whether or not your child should be given the vaccine, speak to your doctor. Also, if you happen to notice moderate or severe side effects post the vaccine, report it to your doctor without any further delay.