Demo pack of HibTITER vaccine and information leaflets, England, 1992-1993

Made:
1992-1993 in Gosport
maker:
Lederle-Praxis

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Demonstration pack of HibTITER Vaccine, promotional material consisting of packet of 10 HibTITER vaccines, Meningitis leaflet holder with cards and two HibTITER immunisation leaflets, by Lederle-Praxis, Gosport, England, 1992-1993

The HibTITER vaccine was introduced in 1992 to vaccinate against the bacteria Haemophilus influenzae type b. The bacteria causes a strain of meningitis, pneumonia and blood poisoning. The vaccine is given at two, three, four and twelve months.

The cards show the symptoms of meningitis, which include a red rash, aversion to bright lights, headaches, vomiting and fever. In babies, symptoms also include a high pitched cry. It is important to be aware of the symptoms as meningitis can be fatal. The cards were launched in 1993 by the charity the National Meningitis Trust to increase awareness among the public about the virus.

Details

Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
1993-967 Pt1
Materials:
cardboard, glass, paper and plastic
Measurements:
card holder: 250 mm x 166 mm x 120 mm, .19kg
leaflets: 220 mm x 152 mm .07kg
type:
vaccine
taxonomy:
  • drug

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