Haemophilus Influenza Type B (Hib) vaccine

Drug Class: Immunological Preparations
Dosage Form: Injection
Strength: 0.5ml
Indications/Special comments: For active immunization against Haemophilus influenzas type b infections, one of the major causes of meningitis and other sever systems illnesses in young children.
Dosage Administration: By deep SC or IM injection in doses of 0.5ml; doses are given at 2, 3 and 4 months of age. Note: The vaccine may be administered at the same time as combined diphtheria, tetanus, and pertusis vaccines of the primary immunization schedule children aged under 13 months who have already commenced or completed their primary immunization schedule should receive three doses of Hib at intervals of one month. Children aged 13 to 48 months should be given a single dose as they are at lower risk and the vaccine is effective after a single dose in this age group.