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

When should Hib vaccine be administered to a person having a splenectomy?

When elective splenectomy is planned, vaccination with pneumococcal, meningococcal, and Hib vaccines should precede surgery by at least 2 weeks, if possible. If vaccines are not administered before surgery, they should be administered as soon as the person’s condition stabilizes after surgery.

Last reviewed: July 31, 2022

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