Hepatits B Vaccinations in Oldham
Hepatitis B Vaccinations are available from our travel clinic in Oldham. Our travel clinic covers all areas of Greater Manchester.
Book your Hepatitis B vaccination online today, or call our travel clinic in Oldham on 0161 628 7821.
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How To Find Us
Address: 33 Werneth Hall Road, Oldham OL8 4BB
What is the Hepatitis B vaccination?
Hepatitis B is a viral infection that attacks the liver and can lead to both acute and chronic diseases. The virus is transmitted through contact with an infected person’s blood or other bodily fluids. Hepatitis B can lead to severe liver complications, including cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Early detection and prevention through vaccination are crucial as this protects the person who has been immunised as well as controlling the spread of this disease.
The Hepatitis B Vaccine is a recombinant vaccine, meaning it’s made from a small piece of the virus’s genetic material. The vaccine works by stimulating your immune system to produce antibodies that fight the virus, offering you long-term immunity.
Who needs the Hepatitis B vaccine?
Hepatitis B is a global health concern but is a higher risk in certain regions. These high-risk zones include portions of Eastern Europe, Africa, the Americas, Southeast Asia, Russia, India, China, and some islands in the South Pacific. If you’re considering a trip to any of these locations, book an appointment at the travel clinic at Click2Pharmacy for personalised vaccination advice.
The Hepatitis B vaccine can be given from birth so anyone of any age can have the vaccine.
If you are planning on an extended or permanent stay, the Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended if you are at risk of needing hospital treatment whilst you are abroad, e.g. complications from chronic illnesses.
Occupational Health for Hepatitis B
Those who work in services that put them at risk of contact with blood or body fluids are more likely to contract Hepatitis B. These include:
- Laboratory staff
- Prison Staff
If your job puts you at risk of infection, it’s your employer’s responsibility to arrange the Hepatitis B vaccination for you rather than your GP. Contact your occupational health department to find out if you need the vaccine.
What are the side effects of taking the Hepatitis B vaccine?
The Hepatitis B vaccine is very safe.
Side effects are very rare and may only present as some redness and soreness where the injection was given.
As it is an inactivated vaccine, it cannot cause the person who has been immunised to have the infection itself.
Courses and boosters
The Hepatitis B vaccine is made up of three doses administered by injection in the upper arm.
The first dose should be taken at least one month before travel. The second injection is then given a few weeks later, and the third injection at least two weeks after that.
Booster jabs are not needed until five months after the third dose, or it is recommended if you have been exposed to the virus.
Why choose our travel clinic in Oldham?
Customers choose Click2Pharmacy for their Hepatitis B vaccinations in Oldham for our unparalleled convenience and personalised care. With an easy-to-use online booking system, you can schedule your vaccination at a time that suits you, eliminating long waits. Our pharmacy offers expert consultations to address concerns or questions, ensuring you’re well-informed before receiving the vaccine.
Our focus on customer satisfaction and healthcare excellence makes us a trusted choice for Hepatitis B vaccinations.
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Hepatits B Vaccine FAQs
Booster vaccinations are not required for people who have completed the three-dose vaccination series. The vaccine protects against Hepatitis B for a minimum of 20 years and usually for life.
You can book your course of Hepatitis B vaccinations at our local pharmacy in Oldham.
Click here to book your appointments online.
Symptoms of being infected with Hepatitis B can include:
- High temperature
- Stomach pain
- Jaundice- yellowing of the skin and eyes
Yes. If you are at risk of contracting Hepatitis B then you should have the vaccine. You will still have to immunise your baby once it is born.