Haemophilus Influenza Type B Vaccine FAQs

Q: What is Haemophilus Influenzae Type B?

A: Haemophilus Influenzaetype b is a Gram-negative bacterium that causes meningitis and acute respiratory infections, mainly in children. It can also affect adults with certain medical conditions.

Q: At what age do persons usually receive the Haemophilus Influenzae Type B vaccine?

A: The Vaccine is usually given to persons starting at 2 months of age

Q: What are the side effects of this vaccine?

A: Side effects include soreness in the injection site and a mild fever

Q: Where can persons receive this vaccine?

A: The Vaccine is given to children at the Child Health clinic at their Health centre or at the Ministry of Public Health’s Vaccination Centre