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6-in-1 primary vaccination for infants

The 6-in-1 primary vaccine protects infants from six serious infectious diseases:

  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus (lockjaw)
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Polio
  • Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b).

Combined immunisations minimise the number of injections required and enable maximum protection to begin as soon as possible after birth.

Common side effects from the 6-in-1 vaccine include pain, redness and swelling at the injection site.  Serious reactions to 6-in-1 vaccines are rare. Your healthcare practitioner can tell you more about the side effects associated with these vaccines.

It is recommended that infants receive the 6-in-1 vaccine at 2, 4, and 6 months of age. These immunisations are provided for free through the National Immunisation Program.

Speak with a healthcare professional about your child’s vaccination needs.

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Sources & Citations

  1. Better Health Channel/ Immunisation – DTP. Polio, hep B and Hib. Available at: Accessed June 2023.
  2. Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. National Immunsation Program Schedule, 6 March 2023. Available at: Accessed June 2023.

MAT-AU-2300021 Date of Preparation: July 2023.