There is only one recommended dosage for Hiberix, but there is no set vaccination schedule for this booster vaccine. The standard dose is one injection (0.5 mL injected into the thigh or upper arm) given between the age of 15 months and four years old.
Hiberix Dosage: An Introduction
There is only one standard dosage for Hiberix® (Hib vaccine). There is no real "schedule" for this vaccine, since it is a booster that is given just once.
Ideal Hiberix Vaccine Dosing
The ideal, standard Hiberix dosage is one injection (0.5 mL injected into the upper arm or thigh muscle) between 15 months of age through four years of age (before the fifth birthday).
Ideally, children will have fully completed their Hib immunizations before the age of 15 months and will not need this vaccine. However, there was a shortage of available types of Hib vaccines for a few years, and the booster dose of Hib vaccine (given at 12 to 15 months of age) was temporarily suspended.
The shortage has now been largely resolved, and the booster dose has been reinstated. As a result, there are now many children older than 15 months of age who need a booster.
General Dosing Information
Some considerations for people getting Hiberix include the following:
- This vaccine is typically given as a single booster for children ages 15 months through four years of age.
- Hiberix is injected into a muscle (intramuscularly), usually in the upper arm or thigh.
- Children can be vaccinated if they have a minor illness, such as the common cold. However, the vaccine should be postponed if the child is moderately or severely ill.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage of Hiberix, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.