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New protection against Haemophilus influenzae type b infections in infants and young children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1766598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) infections carry high morbidity and mortality, primarily due to meningitis among infants less than 1 year of age. Two new vaccines, HbOC and PRP-OMP, have been developed and licensed to prevent invasive Hib infections in infants and young children. New recommendations advise clinicians to begin immunization for Hib at 2 months of age and to complete the designated series. This article details the new Hib immunization schedule for all pediatric clients between 2 months and 5 years. Additionally, public-health measures toward the prevention of serious pediatric morbidity and mortality are covered.
S M Reece
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Nurse practitioner     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0361-1817     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurse Pract     Publication Date:  1991 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-02-19     Completed Date:  1992-02-19     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603663     Medline TA:  Nurse Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27, 31-6     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Family and Community Health Graduate Nurse Practioner Program, University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
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MeSH Terms
Bacterial Vaccines / adverse effects,  supply & distribution,  therapeutic use*
Child, Preschool
Haemophilus Infections / complications,  epidemiology,  prevention & control*
Haemophilus influenzae*
Immunization Schedule*
Risk Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bacterial Vaccines

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