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HIB Vaccine (vaccine) for prevention of HIB Infection in pregnant Adults

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    Bottom Line

  • HIB vaccine injection with bacterial capsule parts. Only 1 poor quality study conducted, with 213 healthy pregnant women. Seems ineffective, but further research is needed. Irritating side effects. Unclear safety.

    • -  Evidence icon EVIDENCE | POORLY TESTED
    • -  Effectiveness icon EFFECTIVENESS | INEFFECTIVE
    • -  Safety Circle icon SAFETY | UNCLEAR SAFETY -  Tooltip icon Consult a Doctor


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Unclear benefits and risks. More research is needed.

About HIB Vaccine (vaccine)

HIB vaccine with bacterial capsule parts.

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    Target Population:

    pregnant Adults, 16 to 65 years old

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    Liquid HIB vaccine, Usually conjugated (coupled) with other vaccines in a 0.5 mL dosage. One dose, during week 30-38 of gestational.

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    Prevention of infections caused by the Hib bacteria

Research Summary

  • - Green Pages icon Poorly tested
  • 1 Clinical Studies
  • 213 - Tooltip icon Adults Tested
  • Ineffective
  • Benefits:

    Ineffective, according to a single, non-randomized, poorly reported trial. More research is needed.

  • - Safety icon Unclear safety
  • Risks:

    Unclear. More research needed. Irritating side effects: soreness, redness, and/or swelling from the shot; fever, cough, loss of appetite, restlessness, sleepiness.

Haemophilus influenzae type B infection Overview

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    Medical problem:

    Haemophilus influenzae type B (bacterial) infection

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    Symptoms and signs:

    Infection, fever, shortness of breath, aches, chills and neck stiffness.

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    Ear infection, lung infection, sinusitis, heart membrane infection, eye membrane infection, still birth, Meningitis (infection of the brain protective membrane) and death in Infants.

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Brand Names

Haemophilus influenzae type B (vaccine)

Additional Information

HIB Vaccine

The Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine, often called Hib vaccine, is a vaccine used to prevent Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) infection. In countries that include it as a routine vaccine, rates of severe Hib infections have decreased more than 90%. It has therefore resulted in a decrease in the rate of meningitis, pneumonia, and epiglottitis. It is given by injection into a muscle.Severe side effects are uncommon. About 20 to 25% of people develop pain at the site of injection while about 2% develop a fever.There is no clear association with severe allergic reactions. The Hib vaccine is available by itself, in combination with the diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis vaccine, and in combination with the hepatitis B vaccine, among others.All Hib vaccines that are currently used are conjugate vaccine. An initial Hib vaccine was developed in 1977 which was replaced by a more effective formulation in the 1990s.As of 2013, 184 countries include it in their routine vaccinations. (source)

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