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DTaP-IPV-Hib vaccine

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

Who should get this vaccine

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. Children who are age 18 months can also get this vaccine as an extra (booster) dose.

Older children and adults may need to get this vaccine again after a stem cell transplant.

Who should not get this vaccine

You may not be able to get this vaccine if:

  • You have an allergy to any part of the vaccine.
  • You had a severe (serious) or unusual side effect after this vaccine or one like it.

If you have allergies or have had a side effect to this vaccine, check with your doctor or a public health nurse before you get the vaccine.

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


The number of doses you need depends on your age and why you are having the vaccine. Children usually need 3 doses (the primary series) followed by booster doses of this vaccine or ones like it. Ask your healthcare provider how many doses you need.

To keep you protected, you will get booster doses with other vaccines that protect against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis when you are a teen and when you are an adult.

Other vaccines that protect against the same diseases

DTaP-IPV-Hib-HB protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and hepatitis B. As part of the routine immunization schedule, babies get this vaccine starting at age 2 months.

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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