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What happens if my child has dose of the Hib vaccine?

What happens if my child has dose of the Hib vaccine?

Good Things!!!!: Should have protection against a very serious life-threatening disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Hib (Definition)

A vaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. The risk of Hib vaccine causing serious harm or death is extremely small. Most people who get Hib vaccine do not have any problems with it. Mild Problems: Redness, warmth, or swelling where the shot was given (up to one fourth of children), Fever over 101 degrees Fahrenheit (up to 1 out of 20 children). If these problems happen, the usually start within a day of vaccination. They may last ...Read more


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Can somebody tell me how can Hib meningitis vaccine help the body's immune system fight the disease?

Can somebody tell me how can Hib meningitis vaccine help the body's immune system fight the disease?

Unlikely : Hib vaccine is helpful when given early in life to build antibiodies that protect the infant/kid from hib disease later in life.It can be given as early as 6 weeks. It is of no benefit when given to a kid in the middle of hib disease (takes 2 or more weeks to generate antibodies). ...Read more

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How dangerous is the Hib vaccine?

How dangerous is the Hib vaccine?

Not very!: HIB vaccine is available in many forms & given in multiple doses to children under 5 years--often started at age 6-8 weeks. The vaccine may cause redness, slight swelling, even fever. The disease itself is much more serious if it strikes. Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease can cause meningitis, epiglottitis, pneumonia, arthritis, & cellulitis. Cases much reduced since vaccine. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a reaction to Hib vaccine?

What are the symptoms of a reaction to Hib vaccine?

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. ...Read more

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I have had all the vaccines except hepatitis a, does Hib mean hepatitis a?

I have had all the vaccines except hepatitis a, does Hib mean hepatitis a?

No.: Hib is the hemophilus influenzae type b vaccine which is for a kind of bacterial infection. Hepatitis a is a different disease. ...Read more

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Hib vaccine doses?

Hib vaccine doses?

2,4,6 and 15 month: Hib is given as either a 3 or 4 dose series depending on which manufacturer. If the Merck product is used only 3 doses are required. If any doses are given from Sanofi, than 4 doses are required regardless if any Merck product was used. ...Read more

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Is Hib vaccine the same as hib?

Is Hib vaccine the same as hib?

Maybe: On a vaccine record, "hib" would be the same as hib vaccine. Hib is haemophilus influenzae b, which is a bacteria that causes serious and deadly illness in babies and children. Hib vaccine prevents hib disease. ...Read more

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How dangerous is the Hib vaccine?

Not very!: HIB vaccine is available in many forms & given in multiple doses to children under 5 years--often started at age 6-8 weeks. The vaccine may cause redness, slight swelling, even fever. The disease itself is much more serious if it strikes. Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease can cause meningitis, epiglottitis, pneumonia, arthritis, & cellulitis. Cases much reduced since vaccine. ...Read more

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What is dangerous about the Hib vaccine?

What is dangerous about the Hib vaccine?

Hib Vaccine: Hib vaccine is safe.The adverse reactions are very mild.The most common reaction are transient redness, swelling or pain at the site of injection, occuring in 5 to 30 percent of vaccine recipient.More severe reactions are very rare.Fever over 101 degree happens 1 out of twenty, these may last 2to3 days so there is no real danger with hib vaccine. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a reaction to Hib vaccine?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more