Which patients should receive the H influenzae type B (Hib) or S pneumoniae vaccines?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Vaccination against H influenzae type B (Hib) is strongly recommended in susceptible individuals (though there is no standard recommendation for H influenzae vaccination in adults). Vaccination against S pneumoniae is also strongly encouraged for susceptible individuals, including people older than 65 years and individuals with chronic cardiopulmonary illnesses. It is not known whether the adult use of conjugate pneumococcal vaccine decreases the incidence of S pneumoniae meningitis.


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