Hepatitis A Vaccinations in London
Travelling to Africa, Asia, the Middle East, or South America? Protect yourself against Hepatitis A
There is a safe and effective vaccine is available to prevent hepatitis A.
What is Hepatitis A?
A virus found in human faeces, transmission occurs when people come in to contact with the virus. This can be through poor hygiene from the infected person transmitting the virus via their hands in prepared food or through anal or oral sex. Hep A can also be transmitted in contaminated water.
Hepatitis A is a viral liver disease that can cause mild to severe illness.
Symptoms usually start about 2 – 4 weeks after exposure. The most common symptoms of Hepatitis A include:
• Flu-like symptoms, general aches, and pains
• Tiredness, nausea, sickness
• An aching liver
• Yellowing skin (jaundice) and eyes
• Feeling tired and week
Hepatitis A is endemic in most countries where hygiene standards are poor, India has the highest burden of disease, with Africa and Asia also affected.
As a visitor to a country it is your responsibility to be vaccinated against this virus so that you do not pass it on to those in communities who may be heavily affected by an outbreak of this disease.
Vaccination is available from 12 months old, if you have had one dose within the last 25 years you can boost at any time to extend immunity.
Dose & Price
• Hepatitis A (Adult)
Single Dose. Price: £80 per dose
• Hepatitis A (Child)
Single Dose. Price: £55 per dose
• Hepatitis A and B (Adult)
Course of Three. Price: £70 per dose
• Hepatitis A and B (Child)
Course of Three. Price: £55 per dose
• Hepatitis A and Typhoid
Single Dose. Price: £105 per dose
Side effects can include:
• Mild pain
• Redness or swelling at the site of the injection
• Flu-like symptoms
• Stomach or bowel problems
Suggested Vaccines for Global Travel
You can inquire about these vaccinations over the phone or through the form when you book your hepatitis-a vaccination.
How soon before travelling should I should I contact you?
Ideally come and see us at least four weeks before you travel, especially if you need injections against Rabies, Hepatitis B or Japanese Encephalitis. However we always encourage see last minute travelers, you gain high levels of immunity from the Hep. A vaccine within 2 weeks, similar to the incubation period of the disease, so vaccination is advisable even if its the day you travel
What if I’m travelling last minute?
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Meet the Team
Dr Elizabeth Tuckey
Dr Elizabeth Tuckey
Melia Lilembo Mazamba