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  • Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type B)
  • Scheduling & Administration

Since the booster dose of Hib vaccine can be given at 12–15 months, is it still necessary to “boost” two months later if the first dose was given at 12–14 months?

If the child received a primary series (2 or 3 doses) of Hib vaccine in the first year of life, then the final (booster) dose of the series may be given as early as 12 months, provided at least 2 months have passed since the last dose. An unvaccinated 12–14-month-old child should receive one dose as a primary series, and a booster dose 2 months later. Unvaccinated healthy children 15–59 months of age need only a single dose of any licensed conjugate Hib vaccine. Some high-risk children 15–59 months of age are recommended for two doses of Hib vaccine based on previous history of incomplete vaccination.

Last reviewed: July 31, 2022

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