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Page updated January 2019

The vaccine against whooping cough is known as pertussis vaccine but is now given combined with tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis, 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 immunization 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.