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DTaP-IPV-Hib-HB vaccine

Learn about the DTaP-IPV-Hib-HB vaccine, effectiveness, side effects, and safety.

Who should get this vaccine

As part of the routine immunization schedule, babies get this vaccine starting at age 2 months.

Who should not get this vaccine

Your child may not be able to get this vaccine if:

  • They have an allergy to any part of the vaccine.
  • They had a serious or unusual side effect after this vaccine or one like it.
  • They have health problems such as a weak immune system. (They may need a separate, higher dose of hepatitis B vaccine.)

If your child has allergies or has had a side effect from this vaccine in the past, check with your child’s doctor or a public health nurse before they get the vaccine.

Although your child can get the vaccine if they have a mild illness such as a cold or fever, they should stay home until they are feeling better to prevent spreading their illness to others.


Your child needs 3 doses of this vaccine, even if they already had a dose of the hepatitis B vaccine at birth.

The 3 doses of the DTaP-IPV-Hib-HB vaccine are usually given at ages 2, 4, and 6 months. These are called the primary series. Learn more about Alberta’s routine immunization schedule.

When your child is older, they’ll get booster doses with other vaccines that protect against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and Hib.

Other vaccines that protect against the same diseases

DTaP-IPV-Hib protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib). As part of the routine immunization schedule, this vaccine is given to children born before March 1, 2018, who are under age 7 years, as part of their primary series and to all children age 18 months as a booster dose.

Hepatitis B (HBV) vaccine protects against hepatitis B.

Get the vaccine

You can get the vaccine at your local public health or community health centre.

Current as of: July 17, 2023
Author: Provincial Immunization Program, Alberta Health Services
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