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Hib/MenC vaccine overview

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Babies are offered the Hib/MenC vaccine to boost their protection against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and meningitis C infections.

The Hib/MenC vaccine is given to babies when they're 1 year old.

The Hib/MenC vaccine is very safe and there's no risk of your baby catching the infections it protects against.

Common side effects of the Hib/MenC vaccine include pain and redness where the injection was given, a high temperature and irritability.

The Hib/MenC booster is highly effective in reducing the risk of your child getting infected with Hib or meningitis C.

Page last reviewed: 08/03/2019
Next review due: 08/03/2022