Friday, June 26, 2009

Hib Vaccine Booster Dose Reinstated

For moms with babies ages fo 12 -15 months news yesterday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be of interest to you.

For many of us, including myself, with a daughter age 17 months, who did not get to finish her Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine) vaccine series due to a shortage on the market last year will be glad to know that the CDC has reinstated the recommendation that children once again can begin receiving a booster dose of Hib. This booster is for children age 12 - 15 months and older children who did not receive the booster dose during the deferral period.

When should babies get the Hib booster? Get it on your child's next regularly scheduled well baby office visit. Sarah has now since received her Hib booster at her last well baby visit.

Together let's help protect babies and toddlers against bacterial meningitis.

Disclosure: In addition to believing strongly about this topic and feeling the desire to educate others about it, I am also a member of the PR team that is actively promoting the importance of vaccines including this recent news on the reinstatement of the Hib booster dose.

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