Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib) Vaccine

Most side effects after vaccination are mild. They include:

  • Pain, swelling, or redness where the shot was given
  • Mild fever
  • Chills
  • Feeling tired
  • Headache
  • Muscle and joint aches

Although serious side effects following vaccination are rare, they do occur.

The U.S. government created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to reimburse people who suffer a serious injury as the result of a vaccine.

All vaccines administered to children and many vaccines administered to adults are covered by the federal vaccine program, including the Hib vaccine.

Injuries that can occur after a Hib vaccine include:

  • GBS (Guillain-Barré syndrome)
  • SIRVA (Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration)
  • CIDP (Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy)
  • AIDP (Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy)
  • ADEM (Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis)
  • ITP (Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura)
  • TP (thrombocytopenic purpura)
  • Transverse myelitis (TM)
  • Central nervous disorders
  • Encephalopathy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Brachial neuritis
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Vasovagal syncope
  • Injection site injury
  • Abscess
  • Shoulder injury
  • Arm injury

The vaccine program will only consider compensation when injuries persist and require ongoing medical care for longer than six months.


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