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  • Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type B)
  • Vaccine Recommendations

Can all of the licensed Hib-containing vaccines be used interchangeably?

Yes. If either ActHIB, Vaxelis, Pentacel, or Hiberix is used for a routine primary series dose, a complete routine primary series consists of three doses. Vaxelis is not recommended for use as a Hib booster (4th) dose. A different Hib-containing vaccine licensed for the booster dose should be used. If Vaxelis (DTaP-IPV-Hib-HepB, MSP Company) is inadvertently given as the booster dose, the dose does not need to be repeated with another Hib-containing vaccine, if the proper spacing of prior doses is maintained.

Last reviewed: July 31, 2022

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