6-in-1 vaccine

The 6-in-1 vaccine is 1 of the first vaccines your baby will have and is given when they are  8, 12 and 16 weeks old at your GP surgery.

It's given as a single injection in the thigh to protect your baby against 6 serious childhood conditions:

  • diphtheria
  • hepatitis B
  • Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b)
  • polio
  • tetanus
  • whooping cough (pertussis)

Your baby needs 3 doses to make sure they develop strong immunity to the conditions. Every time another dose of the vaccine is given, your baby's immunity increases.

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