A 33-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: reaction to hib vaccine?
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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.
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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A 38-year-old member asked:
What are the symptoms of a reaction to Hib vaccine?
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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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Last updated Apr 27, 2017
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