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Haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB)

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Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)

Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) is a bacterium commonly found in the upper respiratory tract (windpipe, back of mouth and nose).

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Immunise - Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)

Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) Page last updated: 20 April 2015 Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) is a bacterium commonly found in the upper respiratory tract, which can cause a range of serious diseases particularly in young children

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Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib) Disease

Infection with Hib bacteria can lead to serious illness including meningitis and epiglottitis. With the introduction of Hib vaccine these conditions are now rare. Urgent treatment is necessary as Hib disease can be life threatening.

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Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) | Public Health

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Haemophilus influenzae - myDr.com.au

The bacterium Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) can cause meningitis and epiglottitis. Since routine Hib vaccination started in Australia, the number of cases of Hib infection has been greatly reduced.

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Haemophilus influenzae type b - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

These web pages provide information and resources about the burden of Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) infection within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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Hepatitis B - Better Health Channel

Hepatitis B is a viral infection that affects the liver and can lead to serious illness or death.

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Immunise - National Immunisation Program Schedule (From November 2016)

National Immunisation Program Schedule (From November 2016) Page last updated: 25 November 2016 PDF printable version of the National Immunisation Program Schedule - PDF 113 KB Child programs Age Vaccine Birth Hepatitis B (hepB)a 2 months Hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough), Haemophilus influenzae type b, inactivated poliomyelitis (polio) (hepB-DTPa-Hib-IPV) Pneumococcal conjugate (13vPCV) Rotavirus 4 months Hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough), Haemophilus influenzae type b, inactivated poliomyelitis (polio) (hepB-DTPa-Hib-IPV) Pneumococcal conjugate (13vPCV) Rotavirus 6 months Hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough), Haemophilus influenzae type b, inactivated poliomyelitis (polio) (hepB-DTPa-Hib-IPV) Pneumococcal conjugate (13vPCV) Rotavirus b 12 months Haemophilus influenzae type b and meningococcal C (Hib-MenC) Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) 18 months Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough) Measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chickenpox) (MMRV) 4 years Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough) and inactivated poliomyelitis (polio) (DTPa-IPV) School programs Age Vaccine 1015 years (contact your State or Territory Health Department for details) Varicella (chickenpox) c Human papillomavirus (HPV) d Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (whooping cough) (dTpa) At-risk groups Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Age Vaccine 1218 months (In high risk areas) e Pneumococcal conjugate (13vPCV) 1224 months (In high risk areas) f Hepatitis A 6 months to less than 5 years Influenza (flu) 15 years and over Influenza (flu) Pneumococcal polysaccharide (23vPPV) (medically at risk) 50 years and over Pneumococcal polysaccharide (23vPPV) Other at-risk groups Age Vaccine 6 months and over (people with medical conditions placing them at risk of serious complications of influenza) Influenza (flu) 12 months (medically at risk) e Pneumococcal conjugate (13vPCV) 4 years (medically at risk)e Pneumococcal polysaccharide (23vPPV) Pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy) Influenza (flu) 65 years and over Influenza (flu) Pneumococcal polysaccharide (23vPPV) 70 years (a free single catch-up dose is available for adults aged 71-79 years until 31 October 2021) Herpes Zoster (Shingles) Footnotes to the National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule Hepatitis B: vaccine should be given to all infants as soon as practicable after birth

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Immunise - Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B Page last updated: 20 April 2015 Hepatitis B is a potentially life threatening liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus

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Immunise - Influenza (Flu)

Influenza (Flu) Page last updated: 12 March 2017 Influenza (flu) is a highly contagious viral infection that spreads easily from person to person through coughing, sneezing and close contact

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