Hepatitis B Vaccine

Hepatitis B Vaccine at Medical Express Clinic:

At the Medical Express Clinic on Harley Street, London, we are able to take care of your Hepatitis B vaccine.

What is Hepatitis B?

  • The Hepatitis B virus is currently being carried by around 350 million people from all over the world. It is spread through contaminated blood & body fluids.
  • The countries exposed to the highest risk of Hepatitis B infection are central, western and southern Africa as well as south-east Asia.
  • A chronic infection combined with Hepatitis B can cause liver disease and liver cancer.
 

Hepatitis B is Transmitted Through Contact with Infected Blood or Bodily Fluids. A Few Examples Include:

  • The mother can transmit the infection to the baby during birth.
  • Hepatitis B can also be transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse.
  • Contaminated blood products can also result in Hepatitis B.
  • Any contaminated medical equipment like needles and syringes.
  • Contaminated tattoo and body piercing equipment.
 

Vaccination Against Hepatitis B is Recommended for:

  • Health care workers, aid workers and other jobs that put the employees at risk.
  • People that are travelling to high-risk of Hepatitis B areas for a longer period of time.
  • Travellers who already have the pre-existing condition.
 

The Hepatitis B vaccine can be applied to the new-born baby at birth. It typically requires a primary course of three vaccinations over the course of 6 months. The baby is typically vaccinated at birth, after a month and after 6 months. A booster dose can be given 5 years after the first vaccination.

Booking an Appointment for Your Vaccine:

 

If you desire to book in for an appointment regarding the Hepatitis B vaccination, then please call the Medical Express Clinic on 02074991991, or Email us at info@medicalexpressclinic.co.uk
 
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