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Who is at risk of Hib?

Page last updated 20 March 2020

People most at risk of infection include:

  • Children under five years of age
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
  • People with other medical conditions, such as sickle cell disease, HIV/AIDS, a non-functioning spleen, a bone marrow transplant or those who are currently being treated for cancer.

Sources & Citations

3. Queensland Health. Haemophilus Influenzae type b (Hib). Available at: (accessed 6 March 2020).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0140(2)a - Date of preparation March 2020