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Haemophilus influenzae (Hib)

flu vaccine The germ (bacteria) called Haemophilus Influenza type B is also known as Hib. Hib can cause a range of infections, including:

These infections can cause serious illness, especially in young tamariki (children).

Hib immunisation is the best protection against Hib. It's part of the free childhood immunisation programme.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed May 2022.


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Review key: HIHIB-49722