... HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE TYPE B CONJUGATE VACCINE (HibTITER®, PedvaxHIB®) protects against an infection with Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) bacteria. Hib causes serious disease with respiratory (lung) infections and breathing difficulties. The vaccine gives immunity by helping the body to produce antibodies (immune or protective substances that will fight the disease). These antibodies are specific to the Hib bacteria. Haemophilus b vaccine is part of an immunization program for children between 2 months old and 5 years old. Some adults may also be at high risk from Hib infection, these include: residents of nursing homes or other long-term care facilities; patients with chronic kidney failure, heart or lung disease, or blood disorders; patients with immunosuppression (such as cancer, or AIDS). Generic haemophilus b vaccine is available. ...
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