Q: If a baby had received hexaxim at 6 week followed by pentavac pfs at 10weeks and 14 weeks. Should we still give her HepB vaccine for the 6th month dosage?
Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended as 3 doses only. Timeline of the doses depends on the type of vaccine used. If it is a monovalent vaccine with only Hepatitis in it is given at Birth dose followed by a monovalent 2nd dose at 6 weeks ,then a monovalent 3rd dose can be given at 6 months of age (2nd and 3rd dose can be monovalent/pentavalent combination also).
Alternatively if the baby has received the combination vaccines which includes Hep B during 3 primary doses of combination vaccines ( pentavalent-pentavac pfs and /or hexavalent-hexaxim), given at 6, 10 and 14 weeks after birth dose (monovalent), then no further vaccination is required for Hepatitis B as the immune response of the baby is already primed with the given doses.