[2012 May] After a 17 Year Struggle, Baby Disabled From Vaccines Wins 3 Million Euros in Compensation  The Pentacoq vaccine was given to French babies in the early 1990ís to protect them from whooping cough, haemophilus influenza type b (Hib), diphtheria, tetanus and polio. However, in 1995 due to many children suffering from severe sides affects the vaccination was banned and later replaced.