The 6-in-1 Vaccine

The 6-in-1 Vaccine

Hexavalent

This vaccine protects against six diseases namely Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, HemophilusB and HepatitisB. Although new to Gibraltar, the vaccine has been used extensively in other countries for many years and as part of the UK schedule from last year.

The introduction of this new vaccine that also protects against hepatitis B is an important milestone in the fight against viral hepatitis and fulfils the World Health Organisation (WHO), recommendation that every country should routinely immunise children against hepatitis B as part of the global strategy to eliminate this virus.