HIB vaccination

HIB vaccination

Vaccination intended to prevent H influenzae type B infection, which causes meningitis and epiglottitis with airway obstruction Dosing 2, 4, 6 months of age, followed by a booster at 12-15 months of age Adverse reactions Rare
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Besides the introduction of the Hib vaccination, introduction of the PCV has also been proposed as contributing to H.
IAPPD strengthens the existing approaches towards prevention of diarrhoea and pneumonia to achieve higher coverage of these interventions such as appropriate infant and young child feeding, provision of safe drinking water and improved sanitation, Vitamin A supplementation, measles vaccination, Hib vaccination, hand washing and personal hygiene, provision of ORS, zinc, appropriate antibiotics, availability of oxygen in health facilities, improved case management at community and health facilities, reduction of household pollution, etc.
A study on anti-Hib seroprevalence in Sweden 5 and 15 years after the introduction of universal Hib vaccination related to notifications of invasive disease.
Black et al (14) have estimated 31,607 deaths attributable to meningitis in India after taking into account cases currently prevented by the Hib vaccination (Hib vaccine is available and used in India).
1) In countries with routine Hib vaccination, Hib is no longer the most important cause of bacterial meningitis in children.
Our research shows that routine Hib vaccination is a feasible and highly effective way of preventing death related to Hib pneumonia and meningitis and could save the lives of a significant number of Asian children who die under the age of five.
Buccal cellulitis accounted for 7/25 (28%) of cases before Hib vaccination and 0/19 cases since.
She had been taken by mum Dahlene Simon to St Joseph's medical centre, Toxteth, for her combined diptheria, tetanus, whooping cough and HIB vaccination.
The Dominican Republic is the first country to take advantage of the low-cost Hib vaccination.
The study indicates that among children born in 2000, approximately 338,000 Hib cases and 12,500 Hib deaths were averted by Hib vaccination.
Rates of invasive Hib disease have been reduced by >90% in all countries where Hib vaccination programs have been introduced (reviewed in [7,8]).
Routine Hib vaccination has dramatically decreased the incidence of disease in many countries, (1,3) including South Africa following its introduction in 1999.