Generic Name and Formulations:
Haemophilus b conjugate vaccine (diphtheria CRM197 conjugate) 10mcg capsular oligosaccharides, 25mcg diphtheria CRM197 protein; per 0.5mL dose; IM inj; multidose vials contain thimerosal.
Indications for HIBTITER:
Immunization of children against H. influenza type b.
<2 months: not recommended. At 2, 4, and 6 months: 0.5mL IM. Previously unvaccinated children, 7–11 months: 2 doses of 0.5mL IM 2 months apart. 12–14 months: 0.5mL IM once. All children vaccinated before 15 months of age should receive booster at 15 months (but not less than 2 months after previous shot). 15–60 months: 0.5mL IM once.
Immunodeficiency (HIV infection: see literature). Delay administration in febrile or active infection. Have epinephrine inj (1:1000) available. Protection begins several days after vaccination. Not a substitute for routine diphtheria vaccination. Pregnancy (Cat.C): not recommended.
Local reactions, fever.