Hepatitis B vaccine

Hepatitis B vaccine is a vaccine that prevents hepatitis B. The immunisation is through a series of injections. The typical course is 3-4 injections spaces over several months, depending on the type of vaccination. Our doctors are able to assist you on how best to receive your hepatitis B jab. Many professions require hepatitis B immunity, such as medical, dental, and police.  Some councils and regulatory bodies also require hepatitis B immunity such as Boxing and Tattoo licence. Serious side effects from the hepatitis B vaccine are uncommon, but some patient may experience a painful arm or headaches for a few days following their injection. Many travellers wish also to have hepatitis B vaccine.  It is safe to have in pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

Hepatisis B is a viral infection which affects the liver, causing it to become infected. Complications can develop rapidly such as developing yellow skin (jaundice), dark urine and tummy pains. The virus is transmitted through infected blood. Hence why certain jobs with increased risk of blood exposure are advised to be immunised. 

At Private Doctor Clinic we are experienced in delivering travel and occupational vaccines. Are team will be able to guide you through the process and issue you with a certificate once you’ve completed you immunisation schedule.

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