Hepatitis B vaccine
Treatment in 3 easy steps
Find out the risk of hepatitis B in your country of travel and see your pharmacist for a consultation and vaccination. Start your course of vaccines three months before travel and take precautions to avoid exposure to it.
Choose an appointment
Use our easy calendar to book an appointment that suits you.
Visit your local pharmacist for a consultation.
Receive your course of vaccinations provided by your pharmacist.
Do you need the hepatitis B vaccination?
If you're travelling abroad, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and East Asia, you need to look up the risk of hepatitis B. Vaccination against this virus is recommended for some travellers to high-risk countries.
If you require a vaccination, your pharmacist can provide this as a private service for both a consultation and the vaccination itself. The service is not routinely available on the NHS. Vaccination against hepatitis B involves three or four doses of the vaccine, ideally started at least three months before you travel. There is also a combined hepatitis A and B vaccine.
Research hepatitis B risk in your country of travel
Have a consultation with your pharmacist
Start vaccination 3 months before travel
Continue course of 3 or 4 vaccinations
Take precautions to avoid exposure to hepatitis B
Ask your pharmacist about hepatitis B protection
"Many people remain well even after developing chronic hepatitis B but some develop serious liver problems which is why getting travel vaccinations when headed to high-risk places is so important. Don’t let hepatitis B ruin your holiday!”
Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE