Hepatitis A Vaccine
Get Hepatitis A vaccine in Leicester and Nuneaton to stay safe as you travel.
Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver that’s caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). The virus is commonly found in the blood and stool of infected people. In the UK, the hepatitis A vaccine is not routinely provided because of the low risk of infection for most people. Nevertheless, you should get vaccinated before travelling to areas where hepatitis A is prevalent. Our hepatitis A vaccine in Leicester and Nuneaton will keep you safe while travelling.
Who should get the hepatitis A vaccine?
People who should get the vaccination include:
- Those with close contact with someone who has hepatitis A
- People with plans to travel or stay for long in areas where hepatitis A is common
- If you are suffering from any type of chronic liver disease
- Men who engage in sexual intercourse with other men
- Those who use drugs by injection
- If you may expose yourself to hepatitis A through your job
Types of hepatitis A vaccine
There are three main types of vaccines for hepatitis A:
- Hepatitis A only vaccine
- Hepatitis A and hepatitis B combined vaccine
- Typhoid fever and Hepatitis A combined vaccine
You can talk to us to understand more about the type of vaccine that suits you.
It’s very crucial to plan vaccinations early enough before travelling abroad. You should ideally get the vaccines at least two to three weeks prior to leaving. If necessary, you can still get some vaccines even on the very day of departure.
We recommend that you get more doses of the vaccine after six to twelve months for long-term protection.
What are the side effects of the hepatitis A vaccine?
Following the hepatitis A vaccine injection, some people have temporary hardening, soreness, and redness of the skin at the site of injection.
There may be also a formation of a painless lump which typically goes away quickly. It’s however, not a cause for any concern. Other rare side effects of the hepatitis A vaccine include feeling unwell, headache, tiredness, loss of appetite, and raised temperature.
Get in touch with Leicester Travel Clinic today for more information about the Hepatitis A vaccine in Leicester and Nuneaton.