Hib vaccine

Hib vaccine

[hib]
noun
a vaccine against meningitis, pneumonia, and other illnesses caused by the bacterium Haemophilus influenzae type b: usually administered during infancy.
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Hib vaccine   (hĭb)  Pronunciation Key 
A vaccine administered to immunize young children against the bacterium Haemophilus influenzae type b, which causes meningitis, pneumonia, and other infections.
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