Follow -Up on the Hib Vaccine Recall

Last week, I think, I posted in my other blog Teacher's Corner, about the recall of a Common Infant Vaccine for Hib. Now CDC is recommending that doctors delay in giving the booster shots for this vaccine until the supply for it improves. Here's a part of the news from Yahoo:

The CDC, in consultation with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians, now recommends health care providers temporarily delay routine Hib vaccine booster doses typically given at age 12 and 15 months until the vaccine supply improves.

Although those children who are at high risk with Hib should not stop. So if you have a child scheduled for the booster shot, make sure to contact your doctor before your appointment so you can plan on the next step.

If you're wondering what Hib is, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it used to be the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in children under 5. So it's really important for infants to get this vaccine.


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