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Haemophilus Influenzae B (HIB) vaccine

What is the HIB vaccine

The haemophilus influenzae B (HIB) bacteria are responsible for the occurrence of many very serious infections in infants and young children. It can cause meningitis, epiglottitis ( a form of croup that obstructs the airways), septicaemia (blood infection), cellulitis (infection of the skin and connective tissue), and osteomyelitis (infection of the membrane surrounding the heart). 

Will the child get any reactions to this vaccine

Normally, this vaccine does not result in adverse reactions. However, some children may suffer from fever, redness and /or tenderness around the site of the injection, vomiting, diarrhoea and crying.


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