Haemophilus Influenzae Type B

by Daniel Koh and Neil Bhamoo

Disease that this Vaccination Prevents

This disease prevents Haemophilus Influenzae Type B, a type of influenza.

Age/Circumstances to Take this Vaccination

Patients of all ages receive the disease before (at birth) and after symptoms appear. Individuals take a precautionary vaccine if they have asplenia, sickle cell disease, immunodeficiency, immunosuppression, HIV, or have just had a splenectomy.

Symtoms of Disease

The disease causes fever, lethargy, vomiting, stiff neck, but it is not lethal. (It can't kill you)

Possible Side Effects of Vaccination

Redness and swelling at the injection area was experienced by a few people that had this vaccination.