Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) Vaccination
One of the Recommended Vaccines by Disease
CDC recommends Hib vaccination for:
- All children younger than 5 years old
- Unvaccinated older children and adults with certain medical conditions
- People who receive a bone marrow transplant
Vaccines are available that can help prevent Haemophilus influenzae type b or Hib disease. These vaccines do not provide protection against other types of Haemophilus influenzae disease. Haemophilus influenzae disease is any type of infection caused by Haemophilus influenzae bacteria.
CDC recommends Hib vaccination for all children younger than 5 years old in the United States. CDC does not recommend Hib vaccination for most people 5 years or older unless they:
- Have certain medical conditions and are unvaccinated
- Receive a bone marrow transplant
Talk with your or your child’s healthcare professional if you have questions about Hib vaccines.
- CDC’s Haemophilus influenzae Disease Website
- CDC’s Meningitis Website
- CDC’s Pneumonia Website
- CDC’s Sepsis Website
- Hib Vaccine Information Statement
- Hib Information on vaccines.gov
- Photos of Hib Bacteria and People Affected by Hib Disease
Warning: Some of these photos are graphic.
- Page last reviewed: February 13, 2018
- Page last updated: February 13, 2018
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