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The hexavalent DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB combination vaccine

On 17th June 2017 the Scottish Government published a CMO letter with information about the introduction of Hexavalent vaccine into the routine childhood vaccination programme. Download the CMO letter SGHD/CMO(2017) 10.

In order to further support the hexavalent DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB combination vaccine programme. NHS Education for Scotland in partnership with Health Protection Scotland has revised it’sresources for registered healthcare practitioners. These can be found below and include training slides (and accompanying notes) and a ‘question and answer’ resource.

Please note: These educational resources continue to be updated as required to support this programme but do not replace the clinical judgement of practitioners. Practitioners should refer to the Public Health England Green Book Chapter when administering the vaccine


The hexavalent DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB combination vaccine Slides (PowerPoint 0365 - Read Only, select Read only to view document)

The hexavalent DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB combination vaccine Slides with notes pages (pdf)

The hexavalent DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB combination vaccine at risk babies FAQs 

The hexavalent DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB combination vaccine FAQs 

Update for Registered Healthcare Practitioners on the introduction of the Hexavalent vaccination into routine infant immunisation programme (Vimeo - External Link) by Dr J. Claire Cameron    FFPH, Strategic Lead, Vaccine Preventable Diseases
NHS National Services Scotland
September 2017