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Hib

Haemophilus influenzae type b: a vaccine against a type of bacterial meningitis, administered to children
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Beginning July 1, 2009, Sanofi Pasteur, manufacturer of ActHIB (monovalent Hib vaccine) and Pentacel (DTaP-IPV/Hib vaccine), aimed to ramp up production of those vaccines, allowing enough supply to resume the 12- to 15-month booster dose, Dr.
The major obstacles to introducing Hib conjugate vaccines into developing countries have been their cost and the population's limited awareness about the impact of Hib disease.
Hib was first given as a single vaccine in 1992 as part of a national campaign and is now given with DTwP, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis, or whooping cough, at two, three and four months.
Average annual incidence of Hib invasive disease in young children was 14 per 100,000 among Native Americans/Alaska Natives, 1 among Hispanics, 0.9 among non-Hispanic whites, 0.6 for non-Hispanic blacks, and 0.4 for Asians/Pacific Islanders.
Effective immediately, CDC, in consultation with ACIP, AAFP, and AAP, is recommending reinstatement of the booster dose of Hib vaccine for children aged 12-15 months who have completed the primary 3-dose series.
It has been shown (in the case of Hib) and suggested (in the case of pneumococcus) that the use of conjugate vaccines results in herd immunity (15).
The researchers estimated that in HIV-uninfected children aged 1 to 59 months in 2015 there were 294,000 pneumococcal deaths and 29,500 Hib deaths.
Hib-MenCY-TT effectiveness was inferred based on the following: 1) Hib antibody responses after Hib-MenCY-TT vaccination that were comparable to antibody responses after Hib-TT (first 3 doses) or Hib polyribosylribitol phosphate-meningococcal outer membrane protein (PRP-OMP) (PedvaxHIB, Merck and Co) (fourth dose) vaccination, and 2) the proportion of persons with measurable meningococcal serogroups C and Y serum bactericidal activity using human complement (hSBA) after Hib-MenCY-TT vaccination.
"This approval will provide an additional safe and effective vaccine to help ensure that there is an adequate Hib vaccine supply during necessary catch-up vaccinations," Dr.