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What Should I Tell My Child's Healthcare Provider?

Before your child receives the PedvaxHIB vaccine, talk with the healthcare provider if your child has:
  • An immune-suppressing condition, such as HIV or AIDS, diabetes, or cancer
  • A bleeding disorder
  • Had any sort of a reaction to a vaccine
  • A moderate or severe illness
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Make sure to tell the healthcare provider about all of the medicines your child takes, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click PedvaxHIB Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)

How Should PedvaxHIB Be Stored?

This vaccine should be stored in the refrigerator. It should never be frozen.

Available Forms

PedvaxHIB is available in single-use vials, each containing one 0.5-mL dose of the vaccine. The vaccine is already in liquid form and does not need to be reconstituted. The vial contains dry natural latex rubber, which may cause reactions in people allergic to latex.

Is There a Generic Version?

This vaccine is not available in generic form (see Generic PedvaxHIB).
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PedvaxHIB Vaccine Information

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