Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Jen | 2011-12-06


Infanrix Hexa

Good day Dr

My daughter went for her 18 month vac today. She had Hepatitis A and Infanrix Hexa. My question is this.

Whilst injecting her with the Infanrix Hexa the needle came away from the syringe and only about half of the dose was administered. IS THIS OK !!!

The sister explained to me that the 18 month Infanrix Hexa is more of a booster as she has already had the other three, is this true and will my daughter be covered even though she only had half the dose?

Expert's Reply



Your little daughter has had the introductory Infanrix Hexa vaccinations already. This 18 month vaccination is indeed the booster, but it must be the correct dose that is given. It would be best if this vaccination was repeated as there is no guarantee that your daughter has had anything like the correct amount.

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