Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B Travel Vaccine

According to the World Health Organisation, approximately 600,000 people die every year as a result of hepatitis B. The hepatitis B vaccine is 95% effective in preventing infection and its chronic consequences.

Immunisation requires three individual doses, administered by injection. The second injection is given 4 weeks after the first and the third injection needs to follow 5 months later. 

Healthcare workers are advised to carry out a blood test after the immunisation is completed, to check whether the vaccination was successful. Travellers are at a lower risk of contracting hepatitis B and do not require a blood test. 

Once you have completed the whole course, you are protected for 5 years. 

The hepatitis B vaccine can cause mild side effects, such as redness and soreness at the injection site. Occasionally, patients feel tired within the first few days after the injection.

Travel Vaccination Services Per Dose Per Course
Hepatitis B £40 £120
Hepatitis A and B combined £67 £201

Book your travel appointment (Calls cost the same as a local landline and use your bundled minutes)

About Hepatitis B