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.

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  • ActHIB, Hiberix
  • More common:
    loss of appetite
    Less common:
    redness or swelling in the ear
    Chest pain
    convulsions (seizures)
    fever over 102 degrees F (39 degrees C)
    lack or loss of strength
    shortness of breath
    sore throat
    tightness in the chest
    troubled breathing
    Incidence not known:
    Bluish lips or skin
    fast heartbeat
    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)
    skin rash
    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)
    Severity: Minor
    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:

    More common:
    Fever less than 102 degrees F (39 degrees C)
    redness, pain, swelling, tenderness, or warm feeling at the injection site
    reduced physical activity
    Less common:
    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)
  • Bacterial Infection

    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.