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My son has an appt this Friday and I have been going back and forth on the Hib vaccine. I have only given him his 3 rounds of dtap on a delayed schedule with no reaction at all. And I understand that at 15 months they can received one shot of Hib and be "immune". I have gone over a lot of information and I feel that the hib shot might be beneficial (despite serotype replacement and al that jazz)

One concern is that he has had a febrile seizure unrelated to vaccines but I am concerned about him getting a fever after the shot.

Has anyone given their child the one shot of hib and not had any problems?

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A single dose of the Hib vaccine demonstrates ~97% seroconversion rate with 2 and 3 doses bumping that up to ~98 and ~99% respectively. I have given 3 doses to my children and neither had a problem at all which is the norm although there are exceptions. Was the febrile seizure related to a very high fever? Also, if you decide to give this vaccine (or any for that matter), be sure your child is free of any infections.

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Thank you for the stats! His seizure was related to a rapid rise in temp. We didn't know at the time but it was from roseola.
I would just hate to induce a fever that might cause another seizure. It was torture to watch him go through it.

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Thank you for the stats! His seizure was related to a rapid rise in temp. We didn't know at the time but it was from roseola.
I would just hate to induce a fever that might cause another seizure. It was torture to watch him go through it.
If you decide to go ahead with the vaccine, just monitor his body temperature frequently.


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A single dose of the Hib vaccine demonstrates ~97% seroconversion rate with 2 and 3 doses bumping that up to ~98 and ~99% respectively.
SM - is this the case no matter at what age the child receives those shots?
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SM - is this the case no matter at what age the child receives those shots?
Yes, for the most part.

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I have removed some posts from this thread - some will not be returned but I will be requesting edits before returning others to the discussion. I will be contacting everyone as soon as I can. Thanks for your patience.

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I didn't see the posts the got removed but doesn't matter because I have enough reason now to say no when the ped asks. Thanks anyway!

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