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2 Doses per Course
£60 Per Dose
£120 Per Course
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About Your Hepatitis A Vaccination

Your treatment summary:


Time To Take Effect *

We recommend waiting to travel 2 weeks from your first injection but can be given up to the day of departure.

Covered For

One year after the first dose and 25 years from completing the course after which time a booster is required.

Doses Per Course

A course of 2 injections are required in the upper arm 6-12 months apart.

Side Effects

Potential slight tenderness, redness and swelling at the injection site. A few may experience slight fever, headache, general aching and malaise after one day, lasting for 24 hours.

Appointment Duration

Your first appointment will take 15 minutes, Follow ups are 10 minutes.

Suitable For

Suitable for 16 years and over. A paediatric vaccine is available for younger children. See FAQ's for exceptions.
* We can vaccinate you nearer to the time of travel, but this will increase your chances of contracting the disease.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can't Have The Hepatitis A Vaccine

Those who have had a confirmed anaphylactic reaction to a previous dose of a hepatitis A containing vaccine or any components of the vaccine

What is hepatitis A?

Hepatitis A is an inflammation of the liver caused by:

  • Drinking water or eating food contaminated by the faeces of an infected person.
  • Sexual contact with an infected person.

What are the symptoms of Hepatitis A?

The incubation period is 14-28 days and common symptoms include:

  • Fever, malaise, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, nausea, abdominal discomfort.

The symptoms are less prevalent in children.

There are no specific treatments for Hepatitis A and recovery can range from weeks to months.

In extreme cases of acute liver failure, hospitalisation is required.

Where can I get hepatitis A?

Although not limited geographically, common areas include:

  • South America
  • Africa
  • Most countries in Asia

The risk increases with:

  • Poor sanitisation
  • Contaminated water
  • Living with a contaminated person
  • Sexual contact with a contaminated person
  • Using recreational drugs with contaminated persons


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