Haemophilus Influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine protects against Hib disease.
Kids should get Hib vaccine at:
- 2 months.
- 4 months.
- 6 months. Depending on what brand of Hib vaccine is used, your child might not need the dose at 6 months. Your doctor or nurse will tell you if this dose is needed.
- 12-15 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 5 don't need Hib vaccine. However, talk to your doctor or nurse about getting the vaccine if you:
- Have a damaged spleen or have had your spleen removed
- Have sickle cell disease
- Received chemotherapy or radiation treatment
- Had a stem cell transplant
- Have HIV infection
- Have other immune disorders