Hepatitis A (Hep A) is a viral infection of the liver. Hep A is present in nearly all countries around the world, but is most prevalent in Africa, India and areas of South America. Hep A infection causes acute symptoms including nausea, fever, diarrhoea, muscle and joint pains, and infection commonly results in jaundice where the skin and eyes appear yellow.
|Hepatitis A (adult)||£55.00|
|Hepatitis A (junior)||£55.00|
Vaccination against Hepatitis A is recommended for the majority of travellers overseas, particularly if you are planning to travel to and within a country where there may be poor sanitation and contaminated water supply.
Hep A vaccine is administered as an injection of inactivated virus, which gives best protection if it is received 2 to 4 weeks before departure. A single Hep A vaccine is likely to provide protection for a year after the first dose. For more lasting immunity, a booster dose should be given 6-12 months following the initial dose. This usually provides protection from Hep A virus for up to 25 years.
Newcastle Premier Health are a leading specialist in Hepatitis vaccinations. We have a variety of preventive vaccinations for people of all ages in the North East Area and we are proud to add our range of Hepatitis vaccination to that list.
Arranging an appointment couldn’t be easier, simply contact our customer service team on 0191 605 3140
The junior Hep A vaccine is similarly administered 2 to 4 weeks before travelling. A single dose of the junior vaccine provides protection for at least a year after the first dose. A booster dose given 6-12 months after the first dose usually provides protection for up to 25 years.
If you have any questions regarding Hepatitis A or would like to book an appointment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our clinic: