Thursday, September 1, 2011

vaccines: Hib Vaccination

This is one of the vaccines that Joram got today. This is also the vaccine that had long since been advised. Our little brother got this same vaccine 10 years back.
This is also the vaccine that my best friend's pediatrician had strongly advised her to get for her child aside from the ones in the EPI.

Anyway, this information is again from CDC.

Vaccines and Preventable Diseases:

Hib Vaccination
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

Hib vaccination
Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine prevents meningitis (an infection of the covering of the brain and spinal cord), pneumonia (lung infection), epiglottitis (a severe throat infection), and other serious infections caused by a type of bacteria called Haemophilus influenzae type b. It is recommended for all children under 5 years old in the US, and it is usually given to infants starting at 2 months old. The Hib vaccine can be combined with other vaccines. Some brands of vaccine contain Hib along with other vaccines in a single shot. Hib vaccine can safely be combined with other vaccines to make these combination vaccines.

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