Yet, both variations are equally effective at providing immunity to all their vaccine components: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and haemophilus influenza type B (HIB).
1 / 3 Is the 6-in-1 vaccine better than the 5-in-1 since it costs more?Load more
2 / 3 What is the difference between 6-in-1 vaccine and the 5-in-1?Load more
The difference is that the 6-in-1 also contains the hepatitis B vaccine component.
This reduces the number of jabs your baby receives, as two of the three scheduled hepatitis B vaccine doses can be combined with other scheduled vaccinations (the first is usually given as a single dose at the time of birth), rather than as separate, additional shots.
3 / 3 Will my baby have a fever after vaccination?Load more
Some parents are concerned about the increased risk of fever when the hepatitis B component is included, but this worry is unfounded.
Fever due to the 5-in-1 or the 6-in-1 vaccine is usually due to the pertussis vaccine component.
Babies who receive the 6-in-1 shots are just as able to mount a good immune response to all the vaccine components – having the additional hepatitis B component does not “overwhelm” their immune systems.