DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB Vaccine & Boosters

Before you vaccinate ask:

  • Does my child really need this vaccination?
  • Is my child well enough to have this vaccine?
  • Has my child had a bad reaction to a vaccination before?
  • Does my child or family have a history of:
    Vaccine reactions? Convulsions? Neurological disorders? 
    Allergies (asthma, antibiotics)? Immune system problems?
  • Do I have full information on the vaccine's side effects?
  • Do I know how to identify a vaccine reaction?
  • Do I know how and why my doctor should report a vaccine reaction?
  • Do I know the vaccine's name and batch number?
  • Do I know what chemicals and biological agents are in the vaccine?
  • Make informed vaccine decisions and help prevent vaccine reactions!

Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough), inactivated poliomyelitis and Haemophilus type b conjugate vaccine adsorbed and Hepatitis B vaccine.

Infanrix Hexa - European Medicines Agency Product Information 


UK NHS information on side effects of the 6-in-one vaccine


Public Health England information about DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB


DTaP/IPV Vaccine (Pre School Booster)

Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough) and inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine is offered following the three primary doses given in infancy. The DTaP/IPV vaccine is known in the UK as the pre-school booster.

The UK's NHS Immunisation Choices website gives the following information about the side effects of the DTaP/IPV booster:


InfanrixIPV Product Information Sheet


Repevax Product Information Sheet


Td/IPV Vaccine (Teenage Booster)

Tetanus, diphtheria and inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine known in the UK as the teenage booster.

Revaxis Patient Information Sheet


The UK's NHS Immunisation Choices website reports on the side effects of the Td/IPV booster:




Dangers of Whooping Cough Vaccination - Professor Gordon Stewart

Published in Here’s Health, March 1980

Professor Gordon Stewart’s views make him unconventional among medical men but his opinions and advice are of great importance to the parents. To Professor Stewart, whooping cough vaccination spells one word: DANGER



jackie@jabs.org.uk © John Fletcher 2012