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Hepatitis B 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. Please call the clinic to check stock availability.

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Hepatitis B

What is it?

Hepatitis B is a virus that is spread through infected blood, contaminated needles and sexual intercourse. It affects the liver, causes jaundice and occasionally liver failure. It is the most common blood-borne infection in the world and is a major cause of chronic liver disease and liver cancer. Vaccination is recommended for those at occupational risk (e.g. health care workers), for long stays or frequent travel to medium and high risk areas and for those more likely to be exposed such as children (from cuts and scratches) and those who may need surgical procedures abroad.

Where is Hepatitis B found?

Hepatitis B is present in many countries worldwide. Prevalence is highest in parts of East Asia and Sub Saharan Africa where between five and ten per cent of the adult population are estimated to have Hepatitis B infection.

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Map courtesy of  WHO 

Vaccine Schedules

Routine schedule – Three doses – Day 0, One month later then 6 months after first dose.

Accelerated schedule – Three doses – Day 0, 1 month, 2 months.

Rapid schedule- Four doses – Day 0, Day 7, Day 21 then fourth dose 12 months later.

Booster – 5 years after a primary course as above which gives lifetime protection

Children – can be given to infants and children from birth. Please note: children can not have the rapid course.

Cost Per Dose
£50.00

Hepatitis B vaccine can be given as a combined vaccine with Hepatitis A vaccine- Twinrix.

Vaccine Schedules

Routine schedule – Three doses – Day 0, One month later then 6 months after first dose.

Rapid schedule – 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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Combine this vaccine with a sterile medical kit for use in an emergency to reduce risk of infection from other blood borne viruses- available to purchase in to our clinic shop.

Read our blog post Do I need a Hepatitis B Vaccine for Travel?

For further disease and country recommendations information visit:

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