Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a virus which affects the liver. It is contracted through contact with bodily fluids through sexual intercourse, blood transfusions, tattoos and sharing needles.

It can cause symptoms such as jaundice, nausea, vomiting, fever, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. However in some cases it can be asymptomatic.

Hepatitis B can also cause a chronic infection and lead to long term damage of the liver – causing liver cirrhosis, failure and even cancer.

Vaccination is usually given by way of 3 doses. A blood test can be performed after vaccination to ensure it has worked.

Key Points:
• 3 doses usually given over 6 months. Accelerated courses of 3 weeks are available
• Cost per dose £50
• Also available in combination with hepatitis A vaccine

Please contact us for further information.