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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By 2006, when WHO recommended Hib vaccine in all routine infant immunization schedules, 108 countries, accounting for >55% of the world's children, had introduced routine Hib vaccination (7).
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.
Rates of invasive Hib disease have been reduced by >90% in all countries where Hib vaccination programs have been introduced (reviewed in [7,8]).
Limit Haemophilus influenzae b (Hib) to one dose for all children and adolescents with no previous history of Hib vaccination.
The Hib vaccination is not recommended for HIV-infected adults.
GSK said that MenHibrix was developed to align with the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention's recommended infant immunisation schedule for Hib vaccination and to allow for vaccination against meningococcal groups C & Y without adding additional shots.
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.
Even though there was a Hib vaccination shortage at the time, none of the children were unvaccinated due to the shortage.
Buccal cellulitis accounted for 7/25 (28%) of cases before Hib vaccination and 0/19 cases since.