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PHE – Hexavalent combination vaccine: programme guidance

7th July 2017

Guidance for healthcare professionals on the hexavalent vaccine programme for babies born after 1 August 2017.

From autumn 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 the pentavalent infant vaccines Infanrix®-IPV+Hib and Pediacel®.

This guidance is intended to provide healthcare professionals with more information about vaccinating high risk infants in light of the new universal hepatitis B infant programme.

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