Hepatitis A Vaccine near me


Find your local private vaccination clinic that offers the Hepatitis A Vaccine. Simply search by your postcode to get a list of travel vaccination clinics near you. To book your appointment, select a clinic and choose a date and time that suits you. With travel clinics across the UK, find your nearest travel clinic

What is Hepatitis A?

Hepatitis A, also known as Hep A, is a liver infection caused by a virus that spreads through an infected person’s faeces.

It is uncommon in the UK, however certain populations are more vulnerable. This includes people who go to places with poor sanitation, men who have sex with men, and those who inject drugs.

Hepatitis A is unpleasant, but it is usually not serious, and most people recover completely within a few months.

Some people, especially small children, may not exhibit any symptoms.

However, hepatitis A can sometimes continue for months and, in rare situations, can be fatal if it affects the liver function (liver failure).

What are the main symptoms of Hep A?

Hepatitis A symptoms appear roughly 4 weeks after infection, but not everyone gets them.

Main symptoms may include:

  • feeling weary and generally ill
  • joint and muscular aches
  • a fever
  • loss of appetite
  • feeling sick
  • pain in the upper right region of your tummy
  • yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
  • Dark pee and pale poo
  • itching of skin

Symptoms normally subside after a few months.

Which are the most at-risk destinations for Hep A?

The following are some of the most high-risk destinations for Hep A: 

  • sub-Saharan and Northern Africa
  • the Indian subcontinent (particularly India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal)
  • some parts of the Far East (excluding Japan)
  • the Middle East
  • South and Central America

Which group of people are at most risk of Hep A infection?

The risks of contracting hepatitis A in the UK are significantly lower than in other areas of the world. When travelling, there are a number of factors that might increase your risk of Hep A infection. These include:

  • travelling to areas with poor sanitation.
  • areas that have poor food and water hygiene.
  • areas that are high risk of risk for Hep A.

In areas with poor sanitation and personal hygiene, faeces from an infected individual can sometimes contaminate food and drink. This can spread the virus.

Book a private Hep A vaccine

Find your local travel clinic on the website and book your Hep A vaccination online.

You will have a consultation with one of the travel health experts where you will be offered advice on recommended/advised vaccination for your travel destination.

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