Travel Vaccinations

Hepatitis B Vaccine

Description

Hepatitis B is a viral  disease affecting the liver, spread by contaminated blood and body products. It occurs world wide.

Travellers can be exposed from:

  • unprotected sex
  • exposure to blood or blood products through occupation, such as healthcare work
  • exposure to contaminated needles through injecting drug use, or as a result of accessing medical or dental treatment
  • participation in contact sports
  • adoption of children from risk countries
  • long stay travel

 Symptoms more commonly occur in adults than children and may include: jaundice , loss of appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Persistent hepatitis B infection develops in 80 to 90 percent of those infected in the first year of life and in only five percent of those infected in adult years. Persistent infection may lead to liver failure or liver cancer.


Inactivated vaccine.

Recommended for all travellers at risk.


Standard schedule : 0,1,6 months.

Rapid schedule : 0,1,2 months and booster at 12 months.

Very rapid schedule : 0,7,21 days and booster at 12 months ( over 18 years only)


Injection site reaction

Headache, fever, general malaise, nausea.


Applicable Countries

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australasia & Pacific
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America

Course/Dosage

3 doses

Price Per Dose

£60

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Registered in England & Wales. Company Number: 9474519. Registered Office: 45 South Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 2JX.