Apr 02, 2015 · Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib) Vaccine What You Need to Know Why get vaccinated? Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease is a serious disease caused by bacteria. It usually affects children under 5 years old. It can also affect adults with certain medical conditions. Because Hib disease is very rare in older children and because most adults have antibodies for Hib in their system, the vaccine is not recommended for anyone ages 5 or older, unless they are at Author: Joseph Saling.
The 2014 Hib ACIP statement includes immunoglobulin deficiency in its "high-risk groups" for Hib disease, but the recommendations seem to imply that Hib vaccine is not necessarily for adults with immunoglobulin deficiency whose spleen is intact. Medscape - Indication-specific dosing for ActHIB, Hiberix (haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine), frequency-based adverse effects, comprehensive interactions, contraindications, pregnancy & lactation schedules, and cost information.
Aug 11, 2011 · Aug. 11, 2011-- Hib diseasemay beon the rise among adults, according to a new study. The study published in Emerging Infectious Diseases looked at Author: Denise Mann. They are usually combined into a single vaccine (MMR) given as a first dose to children aged 12-15 months; the second dose is given prior to kindergarten (or the first opportunity thereafter). In adults, the MMR vaccine is recommended for these groups: Adults born in 1957 or later and who are older than 18 years should receive one dose.