Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) is a bacteria that can cause serious illness, including breathing problems or meningitis. Hib infection usually affects children and can be fatal.
Haemophilus B conjugate (PRP-T) vaccine is used to prevent this disease in children, and is sometimes combined with vaccines to protect against other diseases. This vaccine is given to children between the ages of 2 months and 18 months old.
The vaccine works by exposing your child to a small amount of the bacteria or a protein from the bacteria, which causes the body to develop immunity to the disease. This vaccine will not treat an active infection that has already developed in the body, and will not protect against other types of influenza.
Haemophilus B conjugate vaccine is not for use in children younger than 6 weeks. When used in combination with certain diphtheria vaccines, this vaccine may not be used in children younger than 15 months.
Like any vaccine, haemophilus B conjugate vaccine may not provide protection from disease in every person.
loss of appetite
redness or swelling in the ear
fever over 102 degrees F (39 degrees C)
lack or loss of strength
shortness of breath
tightness in the chest
Incidence not known:
Bluish lips or skin
itching (especially of the feet or hands)
large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
reddening of the skin (especially around the ears)
swelling of the eyes, face, or inside of the nose
swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
unusual tiredness or weakness (sudden and severe)
Some of the side effects that can occur with haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:
Fever less than 102 degrees F (39 degrees C)
redness, pain, swelling, tenderness, or warm feeling at the injection site
reduced physical activity
Prolonged crying lasting more than 4 hours
unusual high-pitched crying
Incidence not known:
Hives or welts
sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
(Prp-T) Vaccine (intramuscular powder for injection)
Treating certain bacterial infections. It may be used in combination with other medicines to treat acne or certain amoeba infections. It may be used to prevent certain types of malaria in travelers who will be visiting malaria-infected areas for less than 4 months. It may also be used to prevent or slow the progression of anthrax after exposure. Doryx delayed-release capsules are a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria. Slowing the bacteria's growth allows the body's immune system to destroy the bacteria.