WHO: Recommendation on use of Hib vaccines in all national immunization programmes

WHO: Recommendation on use of Hib vaccines in all national immunization programmes
In an updated position paper, WHO continues to recommend the inclusion of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccines in all national immunization programmes. Vaccination remains the only effective means of preventing Hib disease and is becoming increasingly important as Hib antibiotic resistance grows. The use of Hib vaccines should be part of a comprehensive strategy to control pneumonia including: exclusive breastfeeding for six months; hand washing with soap; improved water supply and sanitation; reduction of household air pollution; and improved case management at community and health facility levels.

WHO Position Paper on Hib vaccination – September 2013
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http://www.who.int/immunization/newsroom/hib_in_national_immunization_programmes/en/index.html