Hib Vaccine Side Effects

           Hib vaccine is designed to protect infection from Haemophilus Influenzae Type B bacteria. The from Haemophilus Influenzae bacteria was mistakenly believed to be the cause of flu until 1933. Most strains of Haemophilus Influenzae bacteria usually live inside the host without causing problems, until when the immune systems in host is lower.

            There are six strains of Haemophilus Influenzae which are: a, b, c, d, e, and f. Infant and young children can naturally acquire these bacteria. Therefore, it is recommended that young children should receive four doses of the vaccine before the ages of twelve or fifteen months old.


            Some side effects of Hib vaccine are redness, warmth, swelling, high fever. Moderate and severe reactions of the vaccine are usually rare. But if your children have high fever, behavior changes, or serious allergic reactions, you should contact healthcare provider immediately. Furthermore, your children should not receive the vaccine, if he has a serious life threatening  reactions to prior dose of Hib vaccine.


Hib Vaccine Side Effects







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