Hepatitis B vaccination

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Hepatitis B vaccination

Hepatitis B vaccination in Hull

You can get Hepatitis B vaccine in Hull from our pharmacy.

Please call our pharmacy on 01482 217494 or ask in store about our Hepatitis B vaccine service.

The vaccine gives protection against the hepatitis B virus, which is a major cause of serious liver disease, including scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) and liver cancer.

You can get infected with hepatitis B if you have contact with an infected person's blood or other body fluids. People who are at risk of getting hepatitis B or developing serious complications from it should consider being vaccinated. These groups include:

  • people who inject drugs or have a partner who injects drugs
  • people who change their sexual partners frequently
  • men who have sex with men
  • babies born to infected mothers
  • close family or sexual partners of someone with hepatitis B
  • anyone who receives regular blood transfusions or blood products, and their carers
  • people with any form of chronic liver disease
  • people with chronic kidney disease
  • people travelling to high-risk countries
  • male and female sex workers
  • people whose work puts them at risk of contact with blood or body fluids, such as nurses, prison staff, doctors, dentists and laboratory staff
  • prisoners
  • families adopting or fostering children from high-risk countries

How safe is the hepatitis B vaccine?

The hepatitis B vaccine is very safe. Other than some redness and soreness at the site of the injection, side effects are rare. It's an inactivated (dead) vaccine, so it cannot cause the infection itself.

Read more about vaccine safety and side effects.

Please call our pharmacy on 01482 217494 or ask in store about our Hepatitis B vaccine service.

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