Babies to be protected against deadly hepatitis B in new 6-in-1 jab as cases of the cancer-causing virus soar due to immigration



Babies born from today in England will be given a routine 'six-in-one vaccine', health officials have announced.
The new jab will offer them protection against hepatitis B - which can cause cirrhosis and lead to liver cancer. 
It replaces the old five-in-one jab - which protects against diptheria, polio, tetanus, whooping cough and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib).
But Hexavalent, shelters against these five childhood diseases as well as offering immunity against hepatitis B.
The deadly virus is deemed a 'major global health problem' and considered to be on the rise due to immigration,... read more

 
1 August 2017 in Health, Views: 48
Source: Daily Mail
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