Childhood Immunization : What is 5 in 1 jab and 6 in 1 jab and their advantages?
These vaccine formulations combine vaccines against 5 or 6 disease into a single injection.
(i) The 5-in-1 injection combines vaccines against Diphtheria/Pertussis/Tetanus (DPT), Polio and Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib) into 1 injection.
(ii) The 6-in-1 injection combines vaccines against Diphtheria/Pertussis/Tetanus (DPT), Polio, Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib) and Hepatitis B into 1 injection.
Childhood Immunization - Price of 5 in 1 and 6 in 1 vaccines Package
Take note that government will not subsidy the 5 in 1 or 6 in 1 vaccines injection.
Many polyclinics and clinics offer 5 in 1 jab or 6 in 1 jab packages with a different price. National Healthcare Group's 5 in 1 package will cost $320 while 6 in 1 package will cost $360.
Please consult your family doctor for the details on the price and other related information.
Childhood Immunization - Difference between 5 in 1 and 6 in 1 vaccine
6 in 1 jab combine with the hepatitis B vaccine, therefore it is more costly. If you have opted for 5 in 1, your baby will need two extra hepatitis B injection.
Childhood Immunization - Advantage of 5 in 1 and 6 in 1 Vaccines Injection
Side effect from the injection will be less. In 5 in 1 jab or 6 in 1 jab, only purified bacterial part were used in the vaccine against Diphtheria/Pertussis/Tetanus. This has been proven to have less side effect as compare to the whole bacteria.
Other than this, 5 in 1 jab or 6 in 1 jab combines with Hib vaccination, offer a better protection of children from Haemophilus Influenzae Type B.
Lastly 5 in 1 jab or 6 in 1 jab can reduce number of injection. The less the number of injection, the less pain for the baby and less chance for side effect to occur.
Vaccine, fever and other side effects - side effect or mild problems of vaccine in Singapore. Side effect of BCG vaccine, hepatitis B, Hib, DTap, Poliovirus vaccine, MMR vaccine and Pneumococcal vaccine. Common side effects include fever, redness, soreness. Serious problems are very rare.