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Hepatitis B

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Why Nomad?

  • Same day travel vaccination service for last minute travellers
  • Specialist travel health medical staff at each travel clinic provide up to date travel health advice on your destinations and medical conditions
  • Specialists in complex patients including pregnant women, children, people with existing conditions including diabetes and HIV/AIDS, as well as the elderly
  • Yellow fever registered centre
  • Rabies, Tickborne & Japanese Encephalitis vaccinations available
  • All travel vaccines are held in stock at each travel clinic including junior doses and ready when you need them
  • Anti-malarial consultation and supply
  • Comprehensive range of travel medical kits
  • Plus travel equipment, travel clothing and travel pharmacy on site

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Details

Hepatitis B is a disease which affects the liver. It is associated with chronic liver problems leading to increased risk of liver cancer or cirrhosis. Approximately 350 million people are carriers worldwide, and the general infection rate is far higher in Asia, Africa and China than elsewhere where it can excede 8% of the population. Many Hepatitis B infections cause mild symptoms and may not be recognised, however, infected individuals may develop into being life long carriers. Hepatitis B is generally spread through unprotected sex and blood (via blood transfusion, dirty needles, piercing and tattoos etc) but may also be transmitted through body fluids. It is 100 times more infective than HIV. All travellers should consider a course of Hepatitis B vaccines especially if travelling long term, or those working with children and humanitarian aid workers. It is a 3 dose course, given over a 3 week to 6 month period.

 


Hepatitis B

Age of Use Doses Required Schedule Time Before Travel  Booster Required
16 years+ 3 or 4 0, 7, 21 days +1 year** Up to day before* 5 years

Hepatitis B Paediatric

Age of Use Doses Required Schedule Time Before Travel  Booster Required
Birth + 3 or 4 0, 1, 2, 12 months** Up to day before* 5 years

Hepatitis A + Hepatitis B

Age of Use Doses Required Schedule Time Before Travel  Booster Required
16 years+ 3 0, 7, 21 days +1 year** Up to day before* 5 years

*Vaccines work best if given time to become active. This vaccine can be given up to the day before travel and will provide some cover.
**Full protection not given until final dose at 1 year. Will give adequate protection if leaving sooner.

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Risk areas

Hepatitis B map