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All about Hepatitis B Vaccine
Thursday, 28 November 2019 15:31:18 Europe/London
What is Hepatitis B?
Hepatitis B is a common health condition which may sometimes come without symptoms. The virus can quickly spread through bodily fluids such as blood, tears, and other much more. The good news is that you can get vaccinated for Hepatitis B at a travel clinic in Epsom or any local clinic in your vicinity.
Is hepatitis B vaccine safe?
Yes, the vaccine is safe provided a qualified health practitioner administers it. Miles pharmacy, a travel vaccination clinic in Epsom, boasts of a great team of nurses who can safely help to administer the vaccine without any severe health outcomes.
If hepatitis B is poorly administered, it can have some mild side effects, more especially to people who have allergic reactions.
You can see a doctor at Miles Pharmacy when you begin seeing mild symptoms of hepatitis B. However, if you notice any side effects after having received your hepatitis B vaccine then you must visit the pharmacy to consult a doctor.
Who can get the vaccination?
At Miles Pharmacy, hepatitis B vaccine is given to all infants at birth and children not exceeding 18 years. There are also special groups of people, who can get the hepatitis B vaccine, including:
- Adults living with diabetes
- People who travel frequently
- Sexually active people
- Healthcare and public safety workers
- People with hepatitis C infection
- People with HIV infection
The hepatitis B vaccine is readily available at Miles Pharmacy. Before being given the short, a simple blood test can be done to check your antibody and to check whether you are eligible for a vaccine shot.
Hepatitis B vaccine is usually given as 2, 3, or 4 shots in a period not exceeding six months. For infants, they should receive their first dose of hepatitis B vaccine at birth.
There are some slight side effects of a hepatitis B vaccine reaction which can be mild or severe. Side effects include –
- severe itching
- reddening of the skin
- feeling unwell (malaise)
- abdominal pain/cramps
- difficult breathing
- diminished appetite
- stuffy nose
Such side effects might happen to some people. But generally, such reactions from the hepatitis B vaccine are infrequent. However, in case of adverse side effects, one must report to a doctor immediately.