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Vaccine update autumn 2017

Up to Soluble prednisolone
August 01. 2017
Emily Bayliss

Dear all

In case you haven't seen this yet:

The vaccine schedule has changed to include routine immunisation of hepatitis B. This will be given as a hexavalent vaccine added to DTaP/IPV/Hib.

Infanrix hexa (DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB) will replace Pediacel and Infanrix IPV/Hib at 8,12 and 16 weeks. For babies born on or after 1st August. Babies born before 1st August should continue on the 'Summer 2016' schedule.

Please ensure your Trusts are set up to order the new vaccine and deplete current stock appropriately.

The immunisation schedule is available here https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/633691/Childhood_imm_schedule_2017.pdf

And I have attached the vaccine update which gives further detail of the change and also information on babies born to hepatitis B mothers who still require doses of monovalent HepB at birth and 4 weeks.

BW

Emily (GNCH)

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