How do you prevent Hib disease?
Vaccination is an effective way to protect against Hib disease.
The vaccination for Hib is provided as part of the National Immunisation Program (NIP) for:
- all infants at two, four, six months – the first three primary doses of Hib vaccine are given as part of a combined vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, polio and Hib (six-in-one vaccine)
- all children at 12 months – this fourth booster dose of Hib vaccine is given as a combined vaccine against both Hib and meningococcal disease.
If your child has missed any of the recommended doses of Hib, speak with your healthcare professional who can advise on an appropriate ‘catch-up’ schedule of vaccinations.
Sources & Citations
- Queensland State Government Health. Haemophilus influenzae type B. Available at: http://conditions.health.qld.gov.au/HealthCondition/condition/14/33/67/Haemophilus-Influenza-type-b-Hib (accessed 15 April 2018).
- New South Wales Government Health. Haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB) fact sheet. Available at: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Pages/haemophilus_influenzae_b.aspx (accessed 15 April 2018).
- Victoria State Government. Better Health Channel. Haemophilus influenzae type B. Available at: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/HealthyLiving/haemophilus-influenzae-type-b-hib (accessed 15 April 2018).
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