Hepatitis B Vaccine
Why receive the Hepatitis B Vaccination?
You may wish to have the Hepatitis B vaccine if you are in a high risk group or you are travelling to a risk area. Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver transmitted by contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person.
You may be encouraged to have the Hepatitis B Vaccination by your employer due to your occupation. This may be because your role involves a risk of coming into contact with blood or body fluids.
Hepatitis B vaccinations for travel
Hepatitis B prevalence is highest in parts of East Asia and Sub Saharan Africa where between five and ten percent of the adult population are estimated to have persistent hepatitis B infection. High rates of infection are also found in the Amazon and the southern parts of eastern and central Europe.
You can reduce your risk of contracting Hepatitis B whilst travelling by avoiding unprotected sex with new partners abroad and avoiding sharing drug injection equipment, public shaving, sharing shaving equipment, acupuncture, skin piercing and tattoos. Information on vaccination recommendations whilst travelling is available on the Travel Health Pro website.
Learn more about the travel vaccinations that we have available.
How does the service work?
The Hepatitis B vaccine is available from Kamsons pharmacy for £42 per dose. The vaccine requires three doses to complete the full course. Following the completion of the below form, our prescriber will review your questionnaire and, where appropriate, will send your chosen branch a prescription. We recommend contacting the pharmacy two days after completing the form to arrange your appointment.