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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a liver infection, that is spread through semen, blood and vaginal fluids. Your chance of catching Hep B in the UK is low, however we offer a vaccine if you’re high risk, or travelling to a country where Hepatitis B is more common.

Travel Vaccinations at Village Pharmacy

When you travel abroad, you want to be confident that you have done everything you can to ensure the safety and health of your family while travelling.

Vaccinations are a simple and effective way to prevent illness and disease such as hepatitis B which is still common in many countries.

At Village Pharmacy, we offer hepatitis B vaccinations at our travel clinics in South London. Book your hepatitis B vaccination in Woolwich today!

Symptoms of Hepatitis B

Symptoms usually occur around 2 or 3 months after being infected with the hepatitis B virus, they typically include:

Common Locations
Where is This Virus Found?

Although rare in the UK, Hepatitis B can be found in higher risk areas, such as Africa, Asia, the Middle East and parts of south American and Eastern Europe.

Not to be confused with Hepatitis A, which is spread through poor sanitation, or Hepatitis C which is most commonly transmitted through sharing needles, Hep B is an STI (Sexually transmitted infection)

Take a look at the world map below, to view where Hepatitis B is commonly found. It’s important to remember that Hep B is not native to these countries alone and can be found elsewhere.

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Travel Vaccination Clinic

Make sure you're fully protected before you travel!

Hepatitis B is a highly contagious infection that can lead to permanent liver damage. The good news is that you can protect yourself from this with the Hepatitis B vaccine. This vaccine is particularly important for those with a weakened immune system and those travelling to an area where hepatitis B is common.

At Village Pharmacy, we offer all travel vaccinations that are administered by our team of expert travel health specialists at each of our travel clinics.

Make an appointment today to get your hepatitis B vaccination in Woolwich or at a local Village Pharmacy near me

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Protecting you and your family whilst you're abroad

Visit Village Pharmacy for Convenient Vaccination Services in London

Who Should Get the Hepatitis B Vaccination?
The hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for all unvaccinated travellers under 60 years old and is also recommended for travellers 60 years and older going to a country where the hepatitis B virus infection is common. Schedule an appointment at Village Pharmacy to get your hepatitis B vaccination in Canary Wharf or any of our other southeast London branches.
The Benefits of Getting the Hepatitis B Vaccination
At Village Pharmacy, we offer vaccination services for both adults and children, so you can relax knowing that the whole family is protected. Our qualified vaccine specialists will conduct a detailed consultation before giving advice on the travel vaccinations you require. All of our vaccinations are reasonably priced, and we are pleased to offer full vaccination services at each of our 12 convenient southeast London locations.
Hepatitis B Vaccination Services at Village Pharmacy Travel Clinic
You can get your hepatitis B vaccination in Eltham or at any of our Village Pharmacy branches serving southeast London including Charlton, Woolwich, Greenwich, Abbey Wood, Plumstead, Lewisham, Thamesmead, Canary Wharf, Bexley, and Bromley.

Various Types of Hepatitis

There are five different hepatitis viruses: A, B, C, D and E. Hepatitis A is the most contagious/ Hepatitis worldwide due to the virus being highly transmissible.

Hepatitis B, C, D are not transmitted as easily due to their blood borne transmission route, however all forms of Hepatitis can be transmitted through sexual contact or through saliva. Hepatitis E is transmitted through water or food like Hep A but is currently not common worldwide.

We also offer vaccinations for Hepatitis A, click here for more information.

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Additional Information

In the UK, the Hepatitis B vaccine is given to babies as part of the 6-in-1 vaccine.

For those who are at higher risk, including those travelling to a high-risk country, have a liver or kidney disease or have HIV, should also ensure they are fully vaccinated. 

Information on how the vaccine is administered coming shortly.


Want to know about the Travel Vaccinations?

The hepatitis B vaccine is highly effective, offering around 98% effective protection.

Common side effects of the vaccine include:

  • Headaches
  • Pain at the injection site
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever
  • Diarrhoea

Full protection involves having 3 injections of the hepatitis B vaccine at the recommended intervals. A few weeks later your body will have had time to develop antibodies and have full immunity.

Hepatitis B is highly infectious and is transmitted from exposure to blood or body fluids. Transmission routes typically include sexual exposure, exposure from contaminated medical equipment, medical or dental procedures, or a contaminated blood transfusion.

Book now for your vaccinations at Village Pharmacy!

Our specialist pharmacists ready to help you stay healthy, whether at home or away.

Come and visit us for some friendly advice, or give us a call on 020 8303 3616.

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