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Hepatitis B Adult

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Hepatitis B Adult

Hepatitis B Adult

Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver spread by direct contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person. It occurs worldwide with highest rates reported in parts of East Asia and Sub Saharan Africa. Higher rates of infection are also found in the Amazon, southern parts of Eastern and Central Europe, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent.

In many cases symptoms do not occur. Symptoms more commonly occur in adults than children and may include: jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), 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.

What Vaccines are available?

Several well-tolerated inactivated hepatitis B vaccines, including combined hepatitis A/B products, are available and vaccination is recommended for all travellers considered at risk.

 Vaccine Schedules

Adults and children above 16 years

Conventional schedule (Three doses)

Dose 1: Day 0

Dose 2: Month 1

Dose 3: Month 6


Accelerated schedule (four doses)

Dose 1: Day 0

Dose 2: Month 1

Dose 3: Month 2

Booster : Month 12 (for long term immunity)


Adults above 18 years

Very rapid schedule (four doses)

Dose 1: Day 0

Dose 2: Day 7

Dose 3: Day 21

Booster : Month 12 (for long term immunity)


Protection duration: 20-30 years.


Click here to view junior hep B vaccine information/booking.

Prevention

All travellers should avoid contact with blood and bodily fluids by:

  • avoiding unprotected sexual intercourse.

  • using appropriate protective precautions where contact is unavoidable e.g. due to occupation.

  • avoiding tattooing, piercing and acupuncture (unless sterile equipment is used)

  • not sharing needles or other injection equipment.

  • not sharing shaving equipment

Any traveller can be at risk of an accident or require emergency treatment. Travellers should be aware that using precautions will also help protect against other blood and body fluid-borne viruses, such as HIV and hepatitis C, for which there are currently no vaccines. A sterile medical equipment kit may be helpful when travelling to resource poor areas.


Need other vaccines?

Please click on the links below for travel vaccination requirements/ advice.


For vaccine recommendations and information on conditions based on destinations:https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home


For vaccine lifespan:https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/travel-vaccinations/jabs/


Antimalarials (Maloff Protect): For adults you can buy these over the counter after the consultation at £2 per tablet. For children please enquire.

Need to book more than one vaccine?

Please make a booking for a single vaccine and leave a note with the booking for the other vaccines you require. We will then call you to make other bookings.


Note: We offer a 5% discount for cash payments.


Please make sure you fill in the form in the appointment confirmation which you will recieve (as a link). This will allow us to do a risk assessement before your arrive and check all your travel requirements for a swift & safe appointment.