Combination Vaccines:
5-in-1 and 6-in-1 Vaccines

baby 6-in1 vaccine infection

What are Combination Vaccines?

Combination vaccines are formulated by combining multiple vaccines that fight against 4,5 and 6 diseases into 1. These combinations have been proven to be safe and effective.

What are the 5-in-1 and 6-in-1 Vaccines For Babies?

The 5-in-1 and 6-in-1 vaccines for babies combine vaccines against 5 and 6 diseases.

Both vaccines are subsidised by the Government for Singapore citizens. For more information, you may call our SBCC Baby & Child clinics.

6-in-1 Vaccine for Babies

  • Vaccines against:
    – Diphtheria
    – Pertussis
    – Tetanus
    – Polio
    – Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib)
    – Hepatitis B
  • 3 doses at 2,4 and 6 months old
  • For babies who has opted to vaccinate Hepatitis B separately, the 5-in-1 vaccine will be given at 3, 4 and 5 months old.

5-in-1 Vaccine for Babies

  • Vaccines against:
    – Diphtheria
    – Pertussis
    – Tetanus
    – Polio
    – Haemophilus
  • 1 dose (booster of 6-in-1 vaccine) at 18 months old

Diseases 5-in-1 & 6-in-1 Vaccines Protection Against

  • Diphtheria

Diphtheria is an infectious disease of the nose and throat that is common among young children. Diphtheria symptoms can lead to life-threatening complications, even death, in children who are not immunised.

  • Tetanus

Caused by the neurotoxin produced by the bacteria that grow in dirty wounds. This results in muscle spasms, especially of the jaw, causing difficulty in breathing.

  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

A disease of the respiratory tract. The baby will have coughing spells that may last for 4-8 weeks and may end up in death.

  • Poliomyelitis

Poliomyelitis, or polio, attacks the nervous system, resulting in a crippling condition. Children younger than 5 years old are more likely to contract the virus than any other group. A highly infectious disease, it transmits through consumption of contaminated food or drink.

  • Haemophilus Influenza Type B

It is spread by respiratory droplets and causes severe pneumonia, meningitis, ear infection and other serious infections. Most common in children under 5 years old. Hib also causes potentially severe inflammatory infections of the face, mouth, blood, epiglottis, joints, heart, bones, peritoneum, and trachea.

  • Hepatitis B (only in 6-in-1 Vaccine)

Hepatitis B is a contagious liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus. When a person is first infected with the virus, he or she can develop an “acute” (short-term) infection. Acute hepatitis B refers to the first 6 months after someone is infected with the hepatitis B virus. This infection can range from a very mild illness with few or no symptoms to a serious condition requiring hospitalization.