Is Your Child Protected against Hib Disease?
Hib bacteria can cause severe diseases like meningitis, but Hib disease is vaccine-preventable. Your child should get the full series of Hib shots as a baby and one booster shot when they are 12 through 15 months old.
Invasive Disease Caused by Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae
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Dr. Elizabeth Briere discusses nontypeable H. influenzae, which causes a variety of infections in children and adults.
Date Released: 11/17/2015
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This podcast gives a general overview of meningitis, including what it is, the five types, and the causes.
Date Released: 10/24/2012
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This podcast explains what pneumonia is, its symptoms, and how to prevent it.
Date Released: 5/23/2012
Invasive Haemophilus influenzae Disease, Europe, 1996–2006
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This podcast discusses H. influenzae disease in Europe from 1996 through 2006, and the effect of vaccination on disease prevalence.
Date Released: 4/5/2010
Hib Fact Sheet for Parents: The Basics
This fact sheet describe symptoms of infection as well as benefits and risks of vaccination.
Hib Fact Sheet for Parents: In Depth [2 pages]
This fact sheet describe symptoms of infection as well as benefits and risks of vaccination. It also includes a story from a family affected by Hib disease and additional details about the vaccine and history of the disease.
- Page last reviewed: July 25, 2016
- Page last updated: July 25, 2016
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