Project Description

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver. Symptoms are generally mild but increase in severity with age. The virus is spread via the faecal-oral route via contaminated food or close person to person contact. Certain travellers are at high risk of being infected with the virus. They are those:

• Tourists/travellers staying with or visiting the local population
• frequent and/or long-stay travellers to areas where sanitation and food hygiene are likely to be poor
• already with existing liver disease or haemophilia
• sexual contact between two men
• Injecting drug users
• working in high risk hepatitis A areas
• going to areas of hepatitis A outbreaks who have limited access to safe water and medical care

Signs & Symptoms

Symptoms are often mild or absent in young children, but the disease becomes more serious with advancing age. Recovery can vary from weeks to months. Following hepatitis A illness, immunity is lifelong.

Symptoms include:

  • Children are normally asymptomatic

  • Jaundice may occur in 70-80% of cases

  • Malaise

  • Nausea

  • Loss of appetite

The Vaccination

Hepatitis A vaccine

Ages (Years) Doses Required Schedule Time before travel Boost required at
2 –  16 1 (paed) 2 weeks preferably but anytime ok* 6-12 months after 1st dose
16 –  85 1 2 weeks preferably but anytime ok* 6-12 months after 1st dose

Hepatits A & Typhoid Combined vaccine

Ages (Years) Doses Required Schedule Time before travel Boost required at
16 – 85 1 1 – 2 weeks preferably but anytime ok* Hep A booster only given at 6-12 months after 1st dose

Hepatits A & Hepatitis B Combined vaccine

Ages (Years) Doses Required Schedule Time before travel Boost required at
16 – 85 3 to 4 0, 7, 21 days, + at 1 year** Up to day before* See specialist pharmacist

*Vaccine most effective if given time to become active. Some immunity will be provided for this vaccine if given up to the day before travel.

**accelerated schedule. Full protection not given until final dose at 1 year. Will give adequate protection if leaving sooner.

   Hepatitis A vaccine price

Per dose £55
Course £55

   Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B combined vaccine price

Per dose £80
Course £240 (course of 3)

   Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B PAEDIATRIC combined vaccine price

Per dose £47.50
Course £95 (course of 2)

   Hepatitis A & Typhoid combined vaccine price

Per dose £90
Course £90

  Clinic Hours

Monday & Tuesday 09:00-18:00
Wednesday CLINICIAN UNAVAILABLE
Thursday & Friday 09:00-18:00
Saturday CALL FOR AVAILABILITY
Sunday CLINICIAN UNAVAILABLE

  01905 453 703

   Worcester Location

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Make an appointment

We offer bookings and walk-in appointments to suit your needs.
Our pharmacists have received specific training in providing travel vaccination services.

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