An “all in one” vaccination has been developed for babies containing vaccines to six threatening illnesses. The improved formula now includes Hexavalent vaccine which battles Hepatitis B. The new vaccine protects infants from diphtheria, polio, tetanus, whooping cough, Haemophilus influenza type b and now, Hepatitis B.
“The introduction of Hexavalent vaccine means that all children will now be routinely protected against this serious infection, which is a major cause of cirrhosis and liver cancer in later life”.
“The vaccine is given three times as part of the childhood immunization program, when babies are eight weeks old, 12 weeks old and 16 weeks old.”
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