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MenHibrix Dosage

Although the vaccination schedule for receiving MenHibrix may vary slightly for each child, the dosage is standard, regardless of age or other factors. It is usually recommended for children to receive four doses of this vaccine, with each injection consisting of 0.5 mL of MenHibrix and given at 2, 4, 6, and 12 to 15 months of age.

An Introduction to Dosing With MenHibrix

There is only one standard dosage for MenHibrix® (Hib vaccine and meningococcal vaccine), although there may be some variability in the exact vaccine schedule.

Ideal MenHibrix Vaccine Schedule

The ideal, standard vaccination schedule is four doses, each consisting of 0.5 mL of MenHibrix, injected into a muscle at 2, 4, 6, and 12 to 15 months of age. MenHibrix is approved for use in children age 6 weeks to 18 months old. This gives some flexibility in the vaccination schedule.

Other MenHibrix Vaccine Schedules

Your child's healthcare provider may recommend a slightly different schedule, particularly if you prefer or insist on "delayed" vaccination schedules. However, these delayed schedules leave children unprotected during early infancy and are generally not recommended.

General Information on Using MenHibrix

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with MenHibrix include the following:
  • This vaccine is typically given as four doses. Ideally, the first dose is given at two months of age, although it can be given to newborns as young as six weeks old.
  • MenHibrix is injected into a muscle (intramuscularly), usually in the thigh. In larger children, the deltoid muscle in the arm can be used.
  • 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 child's MenHibrix dosage, please talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
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