Immunisation UK

The vaccine against whooping cough is known as acellular pertussis vaccine but is now given combined with tetanus, diphtheria, polio, hib and hepatitis B. Infarix hexa is the brand name.

It is recommended to be given as a course of four, at the following ages; 2 months, 3 months, 4 months, with a booster at 3 years and 4 months or soon after. Given as Infanrix IPV or Repevax.

Primary immunisation is becoming more comprehensive as new vaccines are added to the schedule. This link takes you to the current UK scedule displayed as a poster.

Review

This page has been reviewed and updated by Dr Douglas Jenkinson 13 November 2019

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