Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib) Vaccine is an important part of the immunization program for kids. It helps protect children from a wide range of diseases caused by the bacteria, including meningitis, pneumonia, and blood infections. The vaccine is recommended for all children aged two months and older and should be given at least two doses to ensure full protection. Receiving the Hib vaccine can help protect your child from serious illnesses that could have long-term effects on their health.
CDC recommends Hib vaccination for all children younger than 5 years old in the United States. CDC does not recommend Hib vaccination for most people 5 years or older unless they:
- Have certain medical conditions and are unvaccinated
- Receive a bone marrow transplant
Talk with your or your child’s doctor if you have questions about Hib vaccines.