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Hepatitis A and B

Hepatitis A and B Combined vaccine.

Hepatitis A

What?

Hepatitis A is a virus that affects the liver.

How it is caught?

Contaminated food and water or direct contact with an infected individual.

What does it do?

Hepatitis A causes tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea and fever, then jaundice (yellow skin).

Can it be treated

No.

Where is it?

Hepatitis A is found across the globe, particularly in areas of poor sanitation.

How is it prevented?

Vaccine and good hygiene.

Hepatitis B

What?

Hepatitis B is a virus that affects the liver.

How it is caught?

Through contact with body fluids: unsafe sex, injecting with needles, tattoos and piercings. One of the biggest causes is unsterile medical or dental treatment. Hepatitis B is about 100x more infectious that HIV/AIDs.

What does it do?

Hepatitis B does not normally cause any symptoms. However, as it develops it causes loss of appetite, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Long term problems include liver cancer or cirrhosis.

Can it be treated?

No.

Where is it?

Hepatitis B is found across the globe.

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How is it prevented?

Avoid activities such as unsafe sex, piercings and tattoos. In some instances it may be useful to carry a medical kit with sterile needles.

Type
An injection given over days 0,7,21, or months 0,1 and 2 or 6
Duration
A booster is required at 12-months for the rapid course. Further boosters are dependent on risk.

This An injection given over days 0,7,21, or months 0,1 and 2 or 6
will cost from

£70*

Appointments: 01392 430590

* Price is per dose, several doses may be required as part of a course.
A course of three vaccinations administered over 21 days (if over 18) or two to six-months (over 18)
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