CDC Reinstates Hib Booster Dose

Effective immediately, a Hib vaccine booster dose at 15 months of age has been reinstated by the CDC. For the past 2 years, there has been a nationwide shortage of the Hib vaccine (hemophilus influenza type B). There is no longer a shortage and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices now recommends that a Hib booster dose for children at age 15 months be reinstated. Older children, whose Hib booster dose was deferred due to the shortage, will receive the booster at their next routine visit. As always, your provider will review the immunizations due at each visit and are happy to address any questions or concerns you may have regarding these recommendations.

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