Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B

What is Hepatitis B?

Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver. Hepatitis B is spread in blood and body fluids. It can be caught through unprotected sex with someone infected with the virus, or by exposure to contaminated blood through the reuse of needles or syringes (for example, while injecting drugs or during medical procedures).

It can also be caught having body piercings or tattoos using unsterilised equipment.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B
The symptoms can include:
  • High temperature
  • Yellowing of the eyes and skin (jaundice)
  • Dark urine
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Pain in the abdomen.
  • These symptoms usually take 1-3 months to pass but can sometimes take longer, leading to chronic hepatitis B
  • It can also lead to the development of cirrhosis (a scarring of the liver) or liver cancer

In rare cases, hepatitis can cause life-threatening complications such as liver problems, especially for the elderly

To minimise your risk
  • Don’t have unprotected sex (e.g. use condoms)
  • Don’t use illegal drugs. If you have to use illicit drugs, don’t share or use unsterilised equipment to inject drugs
  • Have medical procedures eg dental implants abroad, tattoos and body piercing only where you can be sure equipment has been sterilised
  • Get Vaccinated
Hepatitis B
2-15 years of age
Ages (Years)Doses RequiredScheduleBoost required at
2-1530,1,6 months5 years if at high risk
2-1530,1,2 months5 years if at high risk
16+30,1,6 months5 years if at high risk
16+30,1,2 months5 years if at high risk
18-6540,7,21, days and 12 monthsspeak to health professional

Vaccination Price

The Hepatitis B vaccination costs £146 per course of 3, if you buy the full course of three vaccines together at the first appointment or £52 per dose ( 3 doses = £156) if purchased separately.

Remedi appointments are as easy as 1, 2, 3

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Before you travel you will need to book your free travel health consultation to assess what advice, vaccinations and malaria prevention you might need for your travel destination.

Attend your personalised risk assessment

During the 20 minute health appointment, our specially trained healthcare professionals will advise on any vaccinations and antimalarials you need for your travels.

Get advice, vaccinations /antimalarials you may require

Receive any vaccinations & antimalarials you may need for your travels, as well as up-to-date advice to help you stay healthy on your trip.

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Vaccinations are a quick, effective and safe way to protect yourself against diseases that can damage your health.

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