The vaccine is usually given to infants in a series of three doses, starting at 6 weeks of age and given at intervals of 4-8 weeks apart.
The vaccine is typically completed by the time the baby is 6 months old.
The 5-in-1 vaccine helps to protect against:
Diphtheria: a bacterial infection that can cause respiratory problems and heart failure.
Tetanus: a bacterial infection that can cause muscle stiffness and spasms.
Pertussis (whooping cough): a bacterial infection that can cause severe coughing and breathing difficulties.
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib): a bacterial infection that can cause meningitis, pneumonia, and other serious infections.
Hepatitis B: a viral infection that can cause liver damage, liver cancer, and other serious health problems.
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