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Who is at risk of Hib?

Page last updated 21 June 2018

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

  1. New South Wales Government Health. Haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB) fact sheet. Available at: (accessed 15 April 2018).
  2. Victoria State Government. Better Health Channel. Haemophilus influenzae type B. Available at: (accessed 15 April 2018).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0140a - Date of preparation May 2018