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Hepatitis A and B vaccination

Hepatitis A and B vaccination

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Hepatitis A and B are both highly infectious viruses that cause inflammation of the liver. However, each of the viruses can infect you in different ways, so your risk of infection depends on your activities.

Hepatitis A and B, what are they?

Hepatitis A and B vaccine

We can provide a combined hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccination which is less than the cost of the individual vaccines. You’ll need 3 or 4 doses of the combined hepatitis A and B vaccine. Take a look at the schedule below:

The combined Hepatitis A and B Vaccination starts from £90 per dose for adults and £66 per dose for children. If you’re travelling then there’ll be a Travel Consultation cost of £30 per person and the vaccine cost, however, if you’re not travelling then it’s only the vaccination cost you pay.

Hepatitis A and B vaccine price

Dr Ravi Gowda

Dr Ravi Gowda, Consultant in Infectious Diseases or one of his highly trained clinical colleagues will be looking after your vaccine requirements. 

Who will be providing your Hep A and B vaccination?
More about the team
We're a team of trained experts

Experts in Infectious Diseases

and Travel Medicine

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Over 21 years of experience in Travel Health

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Cared for more than

10,000  patients

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Book appointment online

1. Book an appointment online

Book and pay for your travel consultation online for £30.

Attend your consultation

2. Attend your consultation

Complete an online health assessment and attend your consultation.

Get your vaccination

3. Get your Hep A and B vaccination

Get the vaccination you need and you're ready to go.

How it works
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You can reduce the risk of hepatitis A and B transmission with some simple, basic personal hygiene measures, these include: - Regular hand washing - Drinking from unopened bottles and cans, which have an intact seal - Making drinks made from boiled water (the only caveat to this is that some parasitic cysts can survive boiling, so you should ideally disinfect with chlorine tablets (these are available at Health Klinix) - Don’t use ice - Recently prepared, thoroughly cooked food served hot, fruit that you can peel yourself, and pasteurised dairy produce are also good options for food - Avoid foods such as salads, uncooked fruit and vegetables, food left uncovered in warm places, unpasteurised dairy produce, raw meat and fish

Prevention
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The most effective way to protect yourself is by getting a combined hepatitis A and B vaccination. As a traveller (and non-traveller) you can also reduce your risk of hepatitis A and hepatitis B with some simple, basic personal hygiene measures.

Hepatitis A and B treatment
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Hepatitis A and hepatitis B symptoms are generally mild or even absent in young children. Symptoms in men and women are similar, however as you get older the symptoms become much more serious and can include: - Fever - Loss of appetite - Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin) - Loss of appetite - Nausea - Scarring of the liver known as cirrhosis - In rare cases you may also have life-threatening liver failure

Hepatitis A and B symptoms
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Hepatitis A and B are both what we call DNA viruses that infect the liver. You’re at risk of hepatitis A infection if you travel to affected areas and eat or drink contaminated food and water, whereas you get hepatitis B infection through blood and blood products or bodily fluids.

Hepatitis A and B causes
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The combined hepatitis A and B vaccine is generally a well tolerated vaccine and most of the time you won't have any side effects. If you do, then common side effects include headache, injection site pain and soreness, and sometimes fever.

Hepatitis A and B vaccine side effects
  • Once you’ve received the primary course of the hepatitis A and B vaccine (see above) you’ll be protected for 25 years for hepatitis A  and for the rest of your life for hepatitis B (unless you belong to a particular occupational risk group)

  • You're usually at risk of Hepatitis A if you travel, whereas hepatitis B infection, although more common overseas, is still a risk in the UK.

  • If you're at risk of infection, you can have the combined hepatitis A and B vaccine even if you're pregnant.

  • For further information, please take a look at  our hepatitis A and hepatitis B infection pages.

  • Yes, both Hep A and B are contagious, however you might catch hepatitis A and hepatitis B in different ways. You’ll usually get infected with hepatitis A through contaminated food and water, whereas hepatitis B is primarily from:

    • Blood transfusions

    • Blood products

    • Bodily fluids

    • Contaminated medical instruments 

    • Needles

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