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What are the symptoms of a reaction to hib vaccine?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below:: Approximately 25% of children who receive the hib vaccine experience mild side effects such as pain, redness, or swelling at the site of the shot, while more serious reactions are infrequent. Studies have shown that children who receive the hib vaccine in combination with or at the same time as the dtap vaccine are no more likely to experience side effects than children who receive only the dtap.

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What is the definition or description of: Reaction to Hib vaccine?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Hib vaccine reaction: Reaction to Hib vaccine: Mild reaction to shot includes local redness and fever. Usually occurs within 3 days of having injection. Major reaction: Such reactions from a vaccine are very rare, estimated at fewer than 1 in a million doses, and would happen within a few minutes to a few hours after the vaccination. Major reaction include hives, swelling of the face and throat, difficulty breathing, a fast heartbeat, dizziness, and weakness. These would usually start a few minutes to a few hours after the vaccination.
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What is the treatment for reaction to Hib vaccine?

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Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: It depends on the reaction. The most common reactions to vaccination are fever, fussiness, and muscle soreness. These are all normal and not a cause for alarm. Treat with Ibuprofen if needed for a couple of days and they will go away. If it's a more serious reaction, call your doctor.

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