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Hib Vaccine

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

The Hib vaccine is an injection given to help prevent a Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) infection. Hib is a common bacterial infection that spreads when a person coughs, sneezes, or shares utensils. The Hib vaccine is often combined with other vaccines.


DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) if:

  • Your child's mouth and throat are swollen.
  • Your child is wheezing or having trouble breathing.
  • Your child has chest pain or his or her heart is beating faster than usual.
  • Your child feels like he or she is going to faint.

Return to the emergency department if:

  • Your child's face is red or swollen.
  • Your child has hives that spread over his or her body.
  • Your child feels weak or dizzy.

Call your child's doctor if:

  • Your child has increased pain, redness, or swelling around the area where the shot was given.
  • You have questions or concerns about the Hib vaccine.

Apply a warm compress

to the injection area as directed to decrease pain and swelling.

Follow up with your child's doctor as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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