Hib vaccine

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Hae·moph·i·lus in·flu·en·zae type B vac·cine

a conjugate of oligosaccharides of the capsular antigen of H. influenzae type B and diphtheria CRM protein.
Synonym(s): Hib vaccine

Hib vaccine

A conjugate vaccine administered to immunize children against infection by a rod-shaped, gram-negative bacterium, Haemophilus influenzae type b, which can cause bacterial meningitis and pneumonia.

HIB vaccine

A vaccine against Haemophilus influenzae , type B. This vaccine was introduced in October, 1992 following which there was a rapid reduction in the number of reported cases of this infection especially in children under 5.
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Three-dose coverage with HepB vaccine (HepB3) increased from 30% to 70% during this period, and 3-dose coverage with Hib vaccine (Hib3) increased from 13% to 38%.
In Bangladesh, 17-35 per cent of radiologically confirmed pneumonia was prevented by at least two doses of Hib vaccine (17).
Not surprisingly, Hib vaccine coverage measured by receipt of [greater than or equal to] 3 doses dropped from 90.
And there is more good news: Another Hib vaccine, GlaxoSmithKline's Hiberix, is waiting in the wings to enhance the booster supply.
Before January 2009, NIS did not request Hib vaccine product type and considered fully vaccinated with Hib vaccine all children who had received 3 or more doses of any Hib-containing vaccine.
Since Hib vaccine implementation, concerns have arisen about serotype replacement and emergence of virulent non-b H.
In 2000, Hib vaccine was only in widespread use in the WHO Region of the Americas and European Region.
3) In the present study, safety and efficacy of Hib vaccine has been studied.
She added, It is also a historical moment because Hib vaccine is being rolled out all over India.
Given the chemical similarities between Hia and Hib capsular polysaccharides, it has been suggested that a bivalent Hib-Hia glycoconjugate vaccine formulation with a similar CP previously used for Hib vaccine could be utilized to induce effective immune protection against both Hia and Hib infections [14, 17].
Overall, the study suggested that all three vaccines would be cost- effective in Pakistan with Hib vaccine being the most cost- effective.