The Hib vaccine protects only against meningitis caused by H. influenza type b bacterium. Since meningitis is also caused by other viruses, bacteria and fungi, there are chances that the child might develop meningitis from other infections.
2. Can the Hib vaccine cause meningitis or pneumonia?
No. Hib vaccine will not cause these diseases.
Hib vaccine taken according to the schedule gives protection to 99 % children.
4. Where can I get the Hib vaccine?
You can get vaccinated by the general practitioner or a pediatrician.