Combined diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis, hepatitis b, inactivated polio and Haemophilus influenza type b vaccine
Also known as:
DTap- IPV- HepB- Hib or the “six in one” vaccine
Deep intramuscular on the anterolateral aspect of the thigh.
How many times this should be given?
Primary: 3 shots.
Booster: 1 shot.
If the baby has received HepB at birth, the 3rd dose will be replaced with a vaccine without HepB (infanrix-ipv-hib or the “five in one” vaccine)
When is it given?
Primary Vaccine: 2, 3, 4 months or 3, 4, 5 months or 2, 4, 6 months (at least
one month apart)
Booster Vaccine: at least six months after the last dose or before 18 months
Why do some parents choose this over the health centres’ DPT-OPV-HepB vaccine?
1. Because Infanrix hexa is a combination of 6 vaccines, the baby gets to complete the primary series in just 3 shots as opposed to 9 shots.
2. Because it has less complications.
3. Because they can afford it.
Complications of this vaccine: