Guidance

Hexavalent combination vaccine: programme guidance

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

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Hexavalent combination vaccine: routine programme guidance

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Hexavalent combination vaccine: selective programme guidance

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Hexavalent combination vaccine: training slideset

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The slide set can be downloaded and provides training for health professionals on the new hexavalent combination vaccine.

Routine programme

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®.

Selective programme

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.

Published 5 July 2017
Last updated 17 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Routine programme guidance has been updated to include additional information about action to take when hexavalent vaccine is given when pentavalent should have been given.
  2. The routine and selective guidance documents have been revised to comply with accessibility guidelines.
  3. First published.