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A 35-year-old member asked:

will getting the hib immunization help prevent the flu in my exposed baby?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Julia Stanford
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: Hib prevents against haemophilus influenzae which is a bacteria and unrelated to the influenza virus. To protect against the flu virus the actual flu shot is needed.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: Despite the "flu" in h.Influenza bacteria, it has nothing to do with the flu.These are different diseases.Getting a flu shot if possible will help.

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