print header


Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (HIB)

The HIB vaccine protects against infections caused by the HIB bacteria.
  • Hib vaccine is included in other combination vaccines given routinely to children aged 2 months to 5 years of age.
  • This vaccine is available for children ≥5 years of age and adults in the following high risk groups:

• Anyone with a weakened immune system.
• Anyone who does not have a spleen, or whose spleen is not working well.
• Anyone who has had a hematopoietic stem cell, bone marrow or solid organ transplant.
• Anyone who has had a cochlear implant (pre/post).
• Anyone with primary antibody deficiencies.

• 95-100% of those fully vaccinated are protected from Hib.
• Those with weak immune systems may not develop full protection.
• At this time there are no other ways to prevent this disease.
• Hand washing and covering the mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing can help reduce the spread of disease.

• The risk of a serious reaction or side effect from this vaccine is much less than the risk of Haemophilus Influenzae B.
• If you experience any side effect worse than what is listed below, please seek medical advice and notify the health unit.


• Pain in the muscle
• Redness
• Swelling
• Fever


• Anaphylaxis

  • Anyone with an allergy to any of the vaccine components or who has had an allergic or anaphylactic reaction to this vaccine



Also found in…



Tetanus vaccine

Sodium Chloride

Sodium Chloride

Table Salt



Table Sugar



Medication- for Metabolic Acidosis



Dairy Products

Did you find what you were looking for today?
What did you like about this page?
How can we improve this page?

If you have any questions or concerns that require a response, please contact Health Connection directly.

Thanks for your feedback.
Failed to submit comment. Please try submitting again or contact us at the Health Unit.
Comment already submitted ...