What should I know about ActHIB before taking it?

Advertisement
Advertisement
Before having ActHIB administered to your child you should know that when ActHIB is reconstituted with saline for injection, it does not contain thimerosal (a preservative that contains mercury) and ActHIB does not contain aluminum. However, the vial stopper does contain natural rubber. If your child is ill (other than a minor illness such as a cold), you should delay having it administered until he or she recovers. Safety studies have not been conducted to evaluate the effectiveness in infants younger than two months of age.

Continue Learning about Vaccine

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.