22 January, 2009

Haemophilus influenzae type-b vaccine

Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine , Now available in Japan.
This vaccine is imported from French company"Sanofi Pasteur".

As the name implies, this bacteria (former name=Pfeiffer's bacillus)
was thought to be causative microbe of Flu(influenza) at the time
of Spanish Flu era.

1) Preventable diseases: Infections due to Haemophilus influenzae
type b , such as purulent meningitis, pneumonia and epiglottis.
2) Inactivated component vaccine.
3) Age : 2 month old and after. 3 times at 3~8 weeks interval.
4) Cost: no public expenditure. 7,500 Yen.

What is H. influenzae?
----- see 2) http://keiji-hagiwara.blogspot.com/2009/02/haemophilus-influenzae2.html

Any questions: Keiji Hagiwara, MD
Kami-Ube Pediatric Clinic
Ube 755-0097, Japan.
E-mail: keijihagiwara@gmail.com
Tel: 0836-29-1155