Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type B)

Hib is a bacterial infection transmitted via respiratory droplets from the nose and throat of an infected person. Hib is the leading cause of bacterial meningitis among children less than 5 years old.  However, Hib disease can still occur at any age leading to meningitis, blood stream infections, pneumonia, arthritis, or other body infections.

What is bacterial meningitis?

Inflammation of brain/spine characterized by fever, stiff neck, headache, sensitivity to light, or no appetite.

  • Fever, vomiting , lethargy, and stick neck
  • Pneumonia: lung infection, fever, chills, cough, chest pain
  • Arthritis: joint inflammation causing pain and stiffness
 The Hib Vaccination

** This vaccination is NOT recommended for the adult population unless clinically indicated.