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Vaccines

Hepatitis A Vaccine

UK VACCINE SHORTAGES

Hepatitis a and b vaccines are in short supply in the UK and globally. Your travel health nurse will advice if hepatitis a or b vaccine is recommended for you after a careful risk assessment. We currently have hepatitis a vaccine in stock.

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Hepatitis A

What is it?

Hepatitis A is spread through contaminated food and water, causing liver inflammation and jaundice. It is commonly found in overcrowded conditions where hygiene is poor. Hepatitis A is one of the most common infections amongst travellers but you can get protection with a Hepatitis A vaccine which is approx. 97% effective.

Where is Hepatitis A found?

Hepatitis A prevalence is highest in Asia, Africa and Central and South America.

Hep A YB

Vaccine Schedule

Two doses – Day 0 and 6 months later

Booster – every 25 years after 2 dose primary course

Children – can be given to children aged 1 year and over

Cost Per Dose – £75.00

Hepatitis A vaccine can be given as a combined vaccine with Hepatitis B vaccine

Vaccine Schedule

Routine – Three doses – Day 0, One month later then 6 months after first dose
Accelerated – Four doses – Day 0, Day 7, Day 21 then fourth dose 12 months later

Booster – Hepatitis A – every 25 years after a full primary course. Hepatitis B – 5 years after a full primary course

Cost Per Dose

£70.00

 

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Purchase water purification products – available at both our clinics.

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