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New hexavalent vaccine including Hepatitis B for primary immunisations

 

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New hexavalent vaccine including Hepatitis B for primary immunisations

From 1 October 2017, all babies born on or after 1 August 2017 will become eligible for a hexavalent vaccine which includes Hepatitis B (HepB) for their primary immunisations.

This vaccine, called Infanrix hexa, will replace those used before. Infanrix hexa is a combination vaccine used to protect against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, HepB, polio and disease caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b. Guidance for health professionals and suppliers, regarding implementation of the vaccine in electronic systems, is available on the  NHS England website. Please ensure your child health information system (CHIS) provider organisations receive this information and share it with their CHIS IT suppliers. Contact enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk or telephone 0300 303 5678.