The cost of the Vaccine is £50.00
The Vaccine is administered in 3 separate doses.
This Vaccine is recommended to be administered within a £85.00 GP Consultation with comprehensive advice. However, you may wish to have the vaccination only without a consultation which costs £25.00
'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:
flu-like symptoms, including tiredness, a fever, and general aches and pains
loss of appetite
feeling and being sick
yellowing of the skin and eyes
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.