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Hepatitis B Vaccination

Lanarkshire Travel Clinic

Hepatitis B Vaccine In Lanarkshire

Hepatitis B is a viral infection transmitted through infected blood or bodily fluids. It can result in severe liver complications and is frequently fatal. Notably, Hepatitis B is 100 times more infectious than HIV.

Travel Vaccination

Course

Per Dose

Hepatitis B

3 doses
£35

Hepatitis B (Junior)

3 doses
£25

Hepatitis A & B

3 doses
£70

Hepatitis A & B (Junior)

3 doses
£50

Prevention

Hepatitis B is preventable through vaccination. Travellers visiting high-risk areas may receive one of the above vaccination options.

Countries At Risk

Hepatitis B is present globally, with regions such as Eastern Europe, Russia, India, China, South and Central America, Africa, Southeast Asia, and numerous islands in the South Pacific posing a higher risk of exposure to the virus.

Travel Precautions

For tourists or short-term travellers, the risk of Hepatitis B is generally low. However, risk is associated with certain behaviours that involve contact with blood or bodily fluids. Travellers could also encounter exposure during medical or dental procedures abroad. Infection transmission may occur through sexual intercourse, needle sharing, blood transfusions, injections, as well as practices like tattooing, body piercing, acupuncture, participation in contact sport and adopting children from high risk countries. Taking precautions when travelling will also help protect against other blood borne viruses such as HIV and Hepatitis C for which there are no vaccines.

Signs and Symptoms

In most cases, there are no symptoms of hepatitis B. Symptoms of Hepatitis B more commonly occur in adults than children and encompass mild fever, flu-like symptoms, elevated temperature, gastrointestinal discomfort, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, and yellowing of the skin and eyes. Note that hepatitis B in children can frequently linger for years eventually leading to liver damage.

Book Your Hepatitis B Vaccine In Lanarkshire

Should you require more information, you can contact us by phone or email. Alternatively, you can book your travel consultation with one of our pharmacists by clicking the button below.