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Andrew Pollard explains why Hep B is now on the national programme.

The Hepatitis B vaccine has been added to the childhood national programme joining the 5 vaccines already given to all young babies at 8, 12 and 16 weeks. 

Listen to  Andrew Pollard, Professor of Paediatric Infection & Immunity at the University of Oxford, and Chair of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, talking to Dr Mark Porter on BBC Radio 4's Inside Health about the reasons behind this change in policy.

Listen to Inside Health.

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