What is BIOHIB and what is it used for ?
is a vaccine used for developing a strong immune response for your child to protect
against the childhood illness caused by the bacterium Haemophilus Influenzae type b. The
vaccine contains a non-infectious component from the bacterium, which makes your child
develop antibodies against the infection
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) is a bacteria centric infectious disease. It spreads by
breathing in droplets from infected people. Infants around 6 to 10 months old are especially at
higher risk of severe illness and death. Those infected often develop meningitis (inflammation
of the brain or spinal cord), bacterial infection of the blood and inflammation of the lungs. The
disease can lead to deafness, fits and learning difficulties.