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3d.6 When is the HiB vaccine contraindicated?




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This article is from the Childhood Vaccinations FAQ, by Lynn Gazis-Sax lynng@alsirat.com with numerous contributions by others.

3d.6 When is the HiB vaccine contraindicated?

Hypersensitivity to any component of the vaccine, including diptheria
toxoid and thimerosal in the multi-dose presentation.

Vaccine components capable of causing adverse reactions: phenol,
bacterial polysaccharides, thimerosal (Travel Medicine Advisor).

(Note: There is currently, as of 1999, a move toward replacing
thimerosal in vaccines, so the reference to thimerosal here may
shortly be out of date.)

 

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