Can Older Children and Adults Use ActHIB?ActHIB is not approved for use in children older than five years of age. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) does not recommend vaccinating most individuals age five or older for Hib, even if they have not received any doses of any Hib vaccine. Vaccination may be considered for an older child at an especially high risk for invasive Hib diseases, such as a child with no spleen, HIV, or sickle cell anemia.
Off-Label ActHIB UsesOn occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this vaccine for something other than the conditions discussed in this article (this would be known as an "off-label" use). At this time, using ActHIB in children under the age of two months old or older than five years would be an off-label use.