If the 1st dose of diphtheria-containing vaccine is given at the age of 6 weeks, infants should still receive their next scheduled doses at 4 months and 6 months of age (see Pertussis). Multiple doses of diphtheria-containing vaccines during childhood are needed to provide a protective level of immunity.1
The vaccines usually received at each schedule point are:
2, 4 and 6 months of age — DTPa-hepB-IPV-Hib (diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis, hepatitis B, inactivated poliovirus, Haemophilus influenzae type b)
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