Hiberix

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Description

Hiberix is a Haemophilus b Conjugate Vaccine (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate) containing Haemophilus b capsular polysaccharide covalently bound to the Tetanus toxoid.

HIBERIX® is indicated for active immunization against invasive diseases (meningitis, septicaemia, cellulitis, arthritis, epiglottitis, etc) caused by Haemophilus influenza b bacteria. HIBERIX is approved for use in children 15 months through 4 years of age (prior to fifth birthday). HIBERIX is to be used as a booster dose in children who have received a primary series with a Haemophilus b Conjugate Vaccine that is licensed for primary immunization. HIBERIX is not approved for primary immunization.

Immunization guideline:

HIBERIX is administered as a single dose (approximately 0.5 mL) at 15 months through 4 years of age by intramuscular injection into the anterolateral aspect of the thigh or deltoid.

HIBERIX is to be used as a booster dose in children who have received a primary series with a Haemophilus b Conjugate Vaccine that is licensed for primary immunization.

For latest IAP updates see revised immunization schedule.

Additional information

vaccine-type

Haemophilus influenzae type b

manufacturer

GlaxoSmithKline

country-of-manufacture

Belgium

pharmaceutical-form

Lyophilized

package-size

1 Dose

route-of-administration

Intramuscular

preservative

None

Contraindications

Severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) after a previous dose of any H. influenzae type b- or tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine or any component of HIBERIX.