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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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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What is the definition or description of: Reaction to Hib vaccine?

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

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. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for reaction to Hib vaccine?

What is the treatment for reaction to Hib vaccine?

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. ...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?

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 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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Which specifically is dangerous about the Hib vaccine?

Which specifically is dangerous about the Hib vaccine?

Nothing Dangerous: Like most childhood vaccines Hib Vaccine is safe and provides long term immunity to children against Hemophilus Influenza Bacteria which can cause invasive HIB Infection like Meningitis, Pnumonia and Otitis Media
There is nothing danmgerous about HIB Vaccine at all ...Read more

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What happens if my child gets an extra dose of the Hib vaccine?

What happens if my child gets an extra dose of the Hib vaccine?

No problem: There are no known serious issues of an extra dose of any vaccines. ...Read more

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What type of immunity is a person receiving from the Hib vaccine?

What type of immunity is a person receiving from the Hib vaccine?

Immuniti with Hib va: Hib vaccine which is given with series of four shots in first and second year of life, gives you immunity against hemophilus I nfluenza b, bacteria which can cause pneumonia, otitis media and meningitis in children. ...Read more

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What type of immunity is a person receiving with the Hib vaccine?

What type of immunity is a person receiving with the Hib vaccine?

Hib vaccine IMMUNITY: Hig vaccine provides immunity against hemophilus inflenza type b, can cause meningitis, pneumonia and otitis media in children, it was responsible foe 3 million serious illnesses and 38600 deaths per year in children all over the world. ...Read more

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What type of immunity is a person receiving when given Hib vaccine?

What type of immunity is a person receiving when given Hib vaccine?

ACTIVE IMMUNITY: The hib vaccine gives one active immunity. Therefore it stay with you for a long time...Life. ...Read more

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What will happen if my child (9 months) gets an extra dose of the Hib vaccine?

What will happen if my child (9 months) gets an extra dose of the Hib vaccine?

Nothing specific: This material is a synthetic product of advanced laboratory production. It tricks the body into producing antibodies to HIB. Extra doses do not necessarily bring better protection, but they also have no specific negative effect (other than the pain of administration). ...Read more

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Can a Hib vaccine be administered while taking anitbiotic?

Can a Hib vaccine be administered while taking anitbiotic?

Yes: The immune response triggered by a vaccine is not effected by antibiotics. They work in different parts of the body in parallel. They do not compete with each other. ...Read more

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Is a childhood Hib vaccine valid for the meningitis requirement?

Is a childhood Hib vaccine valid for the meningitis requirement?

Childhood hib vaccin: Hib vaccine only protects the child against meningitis caused by hemophilus influenza.The vaccine required for meningitis and required in schools and in colleges is Meningococcal vaccine., which is diffrent than hib vaccine. ...Read more

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What does the Hib vaccine have to do with menomune and menactra? Are they all the same thing?

No: Hemoplilis influenza type B (HIB) was the most common cause of infant and childhood meningitis prior to the adoption of the improved Hib vaccine in the early 90's. Meningococcal meningitis was and is a sporadic cause of rapidly fatal meningitis in un-immunized patients. The menomune and menactra are two products that help provide protection from some strains of meningococcus. ...Read more

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I was looking at my immunization record, and I never got a Hib vaccine, which is "not compliant" apparently. What is Hib? Should I get vaccinated ASAP

I was looking at my immunization record, and I never got a Hib vaccine, which is "not compliant" apparently. What is Hib? Should I get vaccinated ASAP

Low priority now: HIB or haemophilis influenza type B was the primary cause of bacterial meningitis in the 0-4 year old age group prior to wide use of the vaccine (early 90's). It rarely struck older kids, and by their teens it was rarely if ever seen. You might find someone who would give you the series, but at this point, I would see little if any need. ...Read more

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Does a childhood Hib vaccine fulfill the meningitis requirement at most u.S. Colleges?

Does a childhood Hib vaccine fulfill the meningitis requirement at most u.S. Colleges?

No: Colleges are worried about epidemic Meningococcal disease and related sepsis and meningitis. Hib meningitis is a problem of infancy and childhood and rarely if ever hit college kids before we had the vaccines. ...Read more

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Elevated white blood cell count possible after Hib vaccine?

Elevated white blood cell count possible after Hib vaccine?

Mild increase = yes: Any stress can trigger an increase in adrenal stress hormone levels. This cortisol can drive white cells off their resting place on the inside walls of blood vessels producing a transient rise in the total white count when they enter the circulation. The effect is transient ...Read more

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Is an elevated white blood cell count possible after dtap/hib vaccine?

Is an elevated white blood cell count possible after dtap/hib vaccine?

Mild increase = yes: Any stress can trigger an increase in adrenal stress hormone levels. This cortisol can drive white cells off their resting place on the inside walls of blood vessels producing a transient rise in the total white count when they enter the circulation. The effect is transient ...Read more

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Elevated white blood cell count possible after dtap/hib vaccine, shoudl I be concerned?

Elevated white blood cell count possible after dtap/hib vaccine, shoudl I be concerned?

Not necesarily: The shots will stimulate a non specific stress response and can transiently double the WBC count. It usually settles down within a day. The differential pattern of such a reaction shows a pattern of mature rather than new white cells. ...Read more

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My son had a flu booster and HIB vaccine. Now has lump under skin on leg where one of the injections were. Is this common?

My son had a flu booster and HIB vaccine. Now has lump under skin on leg where one of the injections were. Is this common?

Vaccines: A lump under the skin is not unusual after a vaccination. The injection is given into the muscle tissue to get the right antibody response. Sometimes the vaccine leaks out into the fatty areas under the skin and a more intense local reaction occurs and the lump forms. The lumps can last weeks and gradually disappear. This is not an allergy or a complication of vaccines. If red/hot c the dr ...Read more

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Is Hib or h1n1 immunization for baby necessary vaccines?

Is Hib or h1n1 immunization for baby necessary vaccines?

YES!: The hib vaccine protects babies and infants against a type of bacteria which can cause meningitis and death. When I started my medical training, it was a fairly common, and serious, infection. Due to the success of the vaccine, it is now uncommon. H1n1 is a part of the influenza vaccine which keeps patients from getting the seasonal flu and should be given to all people over 6 months of age. ...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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When were the polio, dtp, and Hib vaccines first given to infants?

When were the polio, dtp, and Hib vaccines first given to infants?

Individual vaccines: Were developed first: Tetanus, 1914; Pertussis, 1918; Diphtheria, 1923. DTP was licensed in 1949. Inactivated Polio Vaccine, 1955; trivalent live attenuated Polio vaccine, 1963. Combined Measkes, Mumps, Rubella, 1971, also after individual vaccines. Conjugated Haemophilus Influenzae type B, 1988. See www. Immunize. Org/timeline/ for more. ...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