ActHIB Vaccine

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ActHIB Vaccine Dosage & Precautions

Before receiving this vaccination, tell the health care professional if your child is allergic to it or to any other vaccines; or if your child has any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as latex found in some brands), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your health care professional for more details.

Before receiving this vaccine, tell your health care professional your child's medical history, especially of: high fever, moderate/severe acute illness, history of Guillain-Barre syndrome, immune system disorders (such as due to HIV infection, certain cancers such as leukemia/lymphoma, cancer or radiation treatment), vaccination history including previous reactions to any vaccines.

Patients with Hodgkin's disease should receive the vaccine at least 10-14 days before beginning treatment or wait at least 3 months after chemotherapy is stopped.

This vaccine is not recommended for use during pregnancy and is not usually used in adults.

It is unknown if this vaccine passes into breast milk. This vaccine is not usually used in adults. Consult your health care professional before breast-feeding.

Overdose

Not applicable.

Missed Dose

It is important to receive each vaccination as scheduled. Be sure to make a note of when the vaccination was last given for your child's medical record.