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MenHibrix Vaccine Information

Children between age 6 weeks and 18 months old may receive a vaccine called MenHibrix® (Hib vaccine and meningococcal vaccine). This vaccination is given in four separate doses and is used to help protect against invasive diseases, such as meningitis, pneumonia, and bloodstream infections.
 
While this vaccine can be effective at preventing these serious infections, make sure your child's healthcare provider has up-to-date information on his or her medical history. MenHibrix may not be safe for children who are taking certain medications, have certain allergies, or have medical problems like HIV or a bleeding disorder.
 
MenHibrix contains certain molecules of bacteria, which help the body to fight future infections caused by these bacteria. Although most children tolerate the vaccine well, side effects are possible and may include pain at the injection site, drowsiness, and irritability.
 
(Click MenHibrix for more information on this vaccine, including how it works, details on its safety and effectiveness, and potential side effects.)
 

MenHibrix Vaccine Information

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