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Monday, May 20, 2013
Does a healthy teenager need to get vaccinated against Haemophilus influenzae type b if they did not have the vaccine during childhood?
The quick and efficient answer is "No". The healthy immune system of most older persons can effectively fight HIB infections; the immature immune systems of infants cannot.
Sarah Sauntry, RN, MS, CPNP-PC
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati