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The 6-in-1 vaccine helps protect against serious illnesses like polio and whooping cough. It's given to babies when they're 8, 12 and 16 weeks old.
The 6-in-1 vaccine protects babies against diphtheria, hepatitis B, Hib (haemophilus influenzae type b), polio, tetanus and whooping cough.
The 6-in-1 vaccine is for babies. They're given a dose of the vaccine at 8 weeks old, 12 weeks old and 16 weeks old.
Most babies can have the 6-in-1 vaccine. They only cannot have it if they've had a serious allergic reaction to the vaccine or an ingredient in it.
You can check the ingredients in the 6-in-1 vaccine by asking to see the patient leaflet or searching for it online.
Your GP surgery will usually contact you to arrange your child's 6-in-1 vaccinations. Speak to your GP surgery if you have not been contacted.
Common side effects of the 6-in-1 vaccine include swelling or pain where the injection was given, a high temperature, tiredness and loss of appetite.
Page last reviewed: 26/06/2023
Next review due: 26/06/2026