A 35-year-old member asked:

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

1 doctor answer7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Julia Stanford
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 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.
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Last updated Aug 25, 2017


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