Moreover, 32 states reported several Hib
cases at or below baseline and just 20 states were over baseline.
Alternatives to these longitudinal, time-consuming, resource-intense methods of measuring Hib
disease are being sought, particularly for use in regions of the world, such as Africa, where studies have consistently shown high rates of Hib
Dr Huda Mohamed, consultant in communicable disease control for Warwickshire, said: "The letters explaining about Hib
will be going out to parents next week.
Localized populations with low vaccination coverage contributed to continued circulation of Hib
despite national vaccination coverage of more than 90%.
Details about the routine Hib
schedule are available at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/default.htm#child.
Serotype Replacement: Hib
and Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines
If an infant at increased risk for meningococcal disease is behind on his or her Hib
vaccine doses, Hib-MenCY-TT may be used following the same catch-up schedule used for Hib
Anne Schuchat, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, stressed the "critical importance" of reinstating the booster dose of Hib
vaccine in children aged 12-15 months, in a July 30 letter to health care providers.
Fall in Haemophilus influenzae serotype b (Hib
) disease following implementation of a booster campaign.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the national Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and other partners are continuing to monitor the supply of available Hib
vaccines and any reports of Hib