The cost of the Hep B Adult Vaccine administered with MUMS Private GP £75.00
The cost of the Hep B Child Vaccine with MUMS Paediatrician £100.00
The Vaccine is administered in 3 separate doses.
'Hepatitis B' is a course of 3 vaccinations. To complete the full course takes 6 months. Doses are given one month apart and then 5 months later (so, for example you might have your first does in January, then the next in February, and the last in July).
This vaccine gives protection against the hepatitis B virus, which is a major cause of serious liver disease, including liver cancer and cirrhosis (scarring of the liver which prevents the liver from working properly).
The individual hepatitis B vaccine can be given at the same time as other vaccines such as the PCV, hepatitis A, MMR, pre-school booster and other travel vaccines. The vaccines should be given at a separate site, preferably in a different arm or leg.
Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver which is caused by a virus and often causes no symptoms and can pass without treatment.
Certain people are more at risk than others especially people who have multiple sexual partners. Symptoms include fatigue, fever, flu like symptoms, diarrhoea and sometimes jaundice.
Symptoms of hepatitis B include:
We also offer a blood test to check you have Hepatitis B or have had it in the past.
Hepatitis B Immunity or proof of vaccination is often required by employers as part of their recruitment processes.
Hepatitis B is recommended if you are travelling to areas where the disease is common and we recommend you have the vaccination one month before you travel. Our GPs will advise you in terms of minimising risk to Hepatitis B.
The hepatitis B vaccine may also be recommended to reduce your risk of infection.
The hepatitis B vaccine is given to infants as part of the routine childhood vaccination schedule and those at high risk of developing the infection.
We also offer combined Hepatitis A and B Vaccine.