Anyone at higher risk of hepatitis B exposure, such as healthcare workers, individuals with multiple sexual partners, and people who inject drugs, are often recommended to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination.
The risk of Hepatitis B exposure increases when traveling internationally and to areas where the infection is endemic. Travelers planning to travel to regions with higher hepatitis B prevalence are strongly advised to visit our branch in Bath Road, Slough for the hepatitis B vaccine well in advance of any proposed travel.
There can be side effects associated with the hepatitis B vaccine, but generally they are only mild and their effects temporary. The most usual side effects include soreness or redness at the site where the vaccine was administered, a mild fever, and fatigue. As with most vaccines, serious side effects are rare. If you’re concerned, it is important to be wary of some of the information you might find online. There is plenty of misinformation circulating which at first glance might seem very credible. For clarity and certainty, it is best to speak to a qualified health professional such as those at Touchwood Pharmacy Cippenham.
Receiving the hepatitis B vaccine is a very important preventive measure for international travel. The virus is much more common in certain parts of the world, and the incidence of infection much higher. Vaccination helps protect you from the potentially very serious health consequences of a hepatitis B infection.