This section provides information on the DTaP/IPV/Hib vaccine.

The DTaP/IPV/Hib vaccine is usually given to babies at two, three and four months of age.

A completed course of the vaccine protects against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), polio (with Inactivated Polio Vaccine) and Haemophilus influenzae type b. Your child should also have a Hib booster (in combination with MenC) between 12 and 13 months of age, boosters against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio from 3 years 4 months of age, and a further tetanus, diphtheria and polio booster between the ages of 12 and 18 years.

Active ingredients

  • purified high dose diphtheria toxoid
  • purified tetanus toxoid
  • five purified components of the Bordetella pertussis bacteria
  • three strains of inactivated polio virus, and
  • a purified component of Haemophilus influenzae type b bacteria attached to a tetanus toxoid carrier protein.

Because babies can catch these serious diseases from birth, it is important to protect them as soon as possible.

What to expect after immunisation: babies and young children

Important information for parents about what to expect after their child recieves an immunisation.

Updated 28 July 2014

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