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Diphtheria, Pertussis,Tetanus,Inactivated Polio (IPV) & Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib),5-in-1 Va

Release date2016/12/21

 Possible reactions include:

l   pain, redness and swelling at the injection site

l   irritability and increased crying

l   being off-colour or having a fever

l   loss of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting

As with all vaccines, a few infants will have side effects, though in general these are mild and short-lived. The vast majority of babies won’t have any problems at all.


If your baby is very unwell and / or the illness is going on a long time or you""re concerned in any way about their health following vaccination, please see your doctor.

If your baby has a seizure, or any serious medical problem, once they""re home after their vaccination, call your GP or an ambulance immediately. Seizures, in particular, can look very alarming, but babies usually recover from them quickly.

If you are concerned about how your baby reacted to a previous dose of the 5-in-1 vaccine, talk to your GP, nurse or health visitor.