How many total doses of Hib vaccine are needed for a 12-month old who received one previous dose?
Children who are not up to date with Hib vaccine present a challenge. They usually don’t need a full series of 3 or 4 doses of vaccine (depending on the brand used). A 12-month old who received only one previous dose would need one dose of any conjugate Hib vaccine now, and a second dose 2 months later. AAP’s 2000 Red Book contains an excellent Hib vaccination table for children who have fallen behind (p. 271).
- What if during that given time frame, my child received more than one dose of the same vaccine - how many doses will need to be repeated?
- If a child received two doses of Hib vaccine and the second dose was given at 13 months of age, does the child need a third dose?
- How many total doses of Hib vaccine are needed for a 12-month old who received one previous dose?