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Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

Information about Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease, vaccines and recommendations for vaccination from the Australian Immunisation Handbook

Vaccination for certain groups of people is funded under the National Immunisation Program.

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Last updated: 
5 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
5 June 2018
5 June 2018

Changes to the booster dose.

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Definitions

DTPa
diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine
IPV
inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine
PRP
polyribosylribitol phosphate
IU
international units
HBsAg
hepatitis B surface antigen
NTHi
non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae
PCR
polymerase chain reaction
ATAGI
Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
WA
Western Australia
PT
pertussis toxoid
CDNA
Communicable Diseases Network Australia