HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE B VACCINE - INJECTION
Common Brand Name(s): Acthib, Hibtiter
Phonetic Pronunciation: (hee-MAW-fih-liss in-flew-EN-zuh B)
Information last revised August 2010
What does HAEMOPH INFLUENZAE B VACC-INJ look like?
Pedvax HIB 7.5 mcg/0.5 mL IM
Hiberix 10 mcg/0.5 mL IM
ActHIB 10 mcg/0.5 mL IM
This vaccine helps protect young children from Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) infection. Hib is a bacterial infection that can cause serious illness, including brain infection (meningitis). Children younger than age 5 are at highest risk for infection. Vaccination is the best way to protect against this life-threatening disease. Vaccines work by causing the body to produce its own protection (antibodies). This vaccine is not usually used in children over the age of 5 or in adults.
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