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September 2017

September 19, 2017

Public Health England have announced that all babies born on or after 1 August 2017 will be offered protection against hepatitis B as part of the universal childhood immunisation programme. The hexavalent vaccine replaces the existing 5-in-1 pentavalent vaccine, which infants are routinely given at 8, 12 and 16 weeks.  There has been no change to the immunisation schedule or to the number of injections.

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