Primary Care ServicesWell child exams and immunizations

    HIB (Hemophilus Influenza Type B)

    The disease

    Hemophilus Influenza Type B is one of the major causes of serious bacterial illness in young children. Infection with HIB can cause death or serious disabilities.

    The vaccine

    The HIB vaccine has been shown to be highly effective against diseases caused by HIB.

    Side effects

    • Brief fever (1%)
    • Soreness at site of injection (25%)
    • Fussiness (1%)

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