Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae type b) Vaccine

Haemophilus Influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine protects against Hib disease.

Kids should get Hib vaccine at:

  • Two months.
  • Four months.
  • Six months. Depending on what brand of Hib vaccine is used, your child might not need the dose at six months. Your doctor or nurse will tell you if this dose is needed.
  • Fifteen to eighteen months.

If kids miss a dose or get behind schedule, they should get the next dose as soon as possible. There's no need to start the series over. Hib vaccine may be given at the same time as other vaccines.

Most people over age five don't need Hib vaccine. However, talk to you doctor or nurse about getting the vaccine if:

  • You have sickle cell anemia.
  • Your immune system is weakened because of HIV/AIDS or other diseases that affect the immune system.
  • You've undergone treatment with drugs such as long-term steroids.
  • You've undergone cancer treatment with X-rays or drugs.
  • You've had a bone marrow or organ transplant.
  • You have a damaged spleen or have had your spleen removed.

State-Supplied Vaccine

Vaccine Information Statements

External Resources