The Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine is combined with other vaccines, so a person can receive protection from several diseases with one shot.
Hib-containing vaccines are provided for free as part of routine immunizations in British Columbia.
For more information about the vaccine, who should get it, the benefits and possible reactions, click on the links below to go to the specific HealthLinkBC files.
DTaP-HB-IPV-Hib (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b)
- For children under the age of 7 years starting their immunizations in February 2009 or later
- Three doses
- Usually given at 2, 4 and 6 months of age
DTaP-IPV-Hib (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b)
- Booster dose generally given at 18 months of age for toddlers who have completed a primary 3 dose infant series with any DTaP-IPV-Hib containing product.