Navajo County Public Health Services
Haemophilus Influenzae Type B Vaccine (Hib)
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease is serious. It is most common in children
less than 5 years old.
Hib Can Cause
meningitis (infection of the brain and spinal cord coverings)
lasting brain damage
infections of the blood, joints, bones, soft tissue under the skin, throat, and
the covering of the heart
Benefits of the Vaccine
Vaccination is the best way to protect against Hib disease. Because most children
get the Hib vaccine, there are now many fewer cases if we stopped vaccinating children.
Hib Vaccine Schedule
2 months of age
4 months of age
6 months of age. This dose is not needed with some brands of vaccine.
12-15 months of age
For more information, visit your local health department or Center for Disease Control
and Prevention, Arizona Department of Health.
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