Immunisation for babies
in the first year of life
HPA, August 2004
This booklet provides information on the routine immunisations
that are given to babies to protect them from serious childhood
diseases. It describes these diseases and explains why
babies need protection from them. In particular, it describes
a new vaccine called DTaP/IPV/Hib introduced in 2004 to
protect babies against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping
cough), polio and haemophilus influenzae type b. The leaflet
includes information on the MenC vaccine against Meningitis
C and the MMR vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella.
A5, 12 pages, booklet
Also available as a PDF in Arabic (404kb), Cantonese (481kb), English (537kb),
and Urdu (372kb).
Parents and health professionals
Available from Central
Health Promotion Resource Services and GP surgeries.