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Hepatitis B Vaccine

Dosage timeline (normal schedule).

Dose 1: Whenever it is recommended.
Dose 2: 1 month after your first dose.
Dose 3: 3 months after your second dose.

Dosage timeline (accelerated schedule).

This may be recommended in those at higher risk.

Dose 1: Whenever it is recommended.
Dose 2: 1 month after your first dose.
Dose 3: 3 months after your second dose.

Possible side effects.

Pain and potential bruise at the injection site, headaches, tiredness, nausea and generally feeling unwell for up to 3 days post injection.

Locations. London & Birmingham

Cost of Hepatitis B vaccines. £70 per dose (3 doses in total)

Initial consultation fee applies to new patients.

The Hepatitis B vaccine is a vaccine that prevents Hepatitis B infection. To be fully protected you will need to receive 3 doses of this vaccination at recommended intervals. The immunity will start to develop after the first dose but it takes a full course (3 doses) for the body to develop optimum protection.

When you start having the vaccines the body begins to develop antibodies, if you are exposed to the virus in the future you are capable of fighting it off so that you do not become unwell.

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The Process

We will not administer the HPV vaccine without first discussing it with you.


In order to be most prepared and leave plenty of time for questions & discussions, we will ask you to fill out a simple questionnaire.


We will begin by assessing your medical & sexual history, any symptoms you may be experiencing and discuss any questions you may have.

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Vaccine Administration

We follow guidelines set by

Medicine is a complicated subject and sometimes these guidelines don’t always hold the answers.

For example, treating an STI in a patient who has developed a resistance to routinely used antibiotics.

Unlike most private clinics, we have medical consultants here to help you navigate through such problems and get you on the right track in no time.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Hepatitis B vaccine work?

The Hepatitis B vaccine is a safe and effective vaccine. The vaccine does not contain the live virus, and therefore cannot cause a Hepatitis B infection.

Instead, It will cause your body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against the disease. These antibodies will remain in your body for the rest of your life.

Does the Hepatitis B vaccine cure Hepatitis B?

No. The Hepatitis B vaccine prevents you from getting the infection. It does not cure the infection.

Who should get vaccinated against Hepatitis B?

The Hepatitis B vaccine can be offered to those who:

  • Have had a potential high-risk exposure (such as sexual assault or when needles have been shared) within the last few hours. The vaccine can be used to potentially minimise the risk of infection and should be ideally provided within 24-48 hours.
  • Regularly have blood transfusions.
  • Are of a high risk categories, such as sex workers, drug users, engage in chemsex, travelling to or from a country with high prevalence of Hepatitis B.
  • Are close family (or sexual partners) of someone infected with Hepatitis B.
  • Are at risk of being in contact with blood or bodily fluids (such as nurses, doctors, dentists, and others in a healthcare related position).
  • Are men who have sex with men.
  • Are infected with the Hepatitis C virus.

Those who are severely unwell will be advised to wait until they recover before having the vaccine.

Those who are showing signs of an allergic reaction to their first dose of Hepatitis B should not receive any further doses.

How effective is the Hepatitis B vaccine?

The Hepatitis B vaccine is extremely effective.

According to the NHS, 9 in 10 adults who are vaccinated against Hepatitis B develop immunity. There are a few groups of people where the vaccine may not be as effective in providing immunity. This includes those who:

  • Smoke
  • Are obese
  • Are dependant on alcohol
When is the best time to have the Hepatitis B vaccine?

There are different times that you can be vaccinated for Hepatitis B throughout your life.

  • Most babies born after 2017 are vaccinated from birth or childhood.
    It is also recommended to have the Hepatitis B vaccine during pregnancy.
  • If you are of a high risk category, or you are travelling to a high risk country, the best time to have the vaccine is before any known or potential exposure can occur.
  • This provides enough time to build up your immunity against the virus so that you remain protected.
  • If you have had an episode of known or potential exposure to the virus, and you have not been vaccinated before, it is recommended that you seek medical advice immediately to see if you are eligible to have the Hepatitis B vaccine as a preventative measure.
Can I have the Hepatitis B vaccine if I already have the Hepatitis B infection?

If you are already infected with Hepatitis B, having the vaccine will not benefit you but might benefit those you live with, or any partners you have.

Can I have the Hepatitis B vaccine if I have been exposed to the Hepatitis B virus?

If you have been exposed to Hepatitis B in the last 2 weeks it is essential that you get vaccinated. If 2 weeks have passed since your last exposure, it is too late to get vaccinated

Are there any side effects of the Hepatitis B vaccine?

Common side effects include pain and bruising at the injection site, headaches, tiredness, nausea, diarrhoea or pain in the stomach, and generally feeling unwell. These side effects should resolve on their own within a few days.

Uncommon and rare side effects include dizziness, aching muscles, flu-like symptoms, pins and needles, swollen glands and hives.

Serious side effects are very rare. Should you experience any of these rare side effects, please contact your healthcare provider, 111, and in cases of a possible emergency 999.

Do I still need to go for regular screening if I have the Hepatitis B vaccine?

It may not be necessary to attend regular screening after you have completed your vaccinations. Some people will need screening based on clinical assessment, risk and pre-existing illnesses.

Always remember that it is not impossible to contract Hepatitis B once vaccinated. If you are someone that regularly engages in activities which may be considered high risk it is important to go for regular STI screening.

How long does the Hepatitis B vaccine provide immunity?

Generally most people who are vaccinated with Hepatitis B vaccines are immune for life. However, if someone is at high risk then vaccine boosters or checks for immunity may be recommended. Evidence about this is ever-changing and conflicting.

Is the Hepatitis B vaccine safe during pregnancy?

The NHS provides routine blood testing for Hepatitis B as part of pregnant women’s antenatal care.

Particular focus is paid to ensuring that pregnant women are protected against the Hepatitis B virus as any potential Hepatitis B infection can lead to a severe case of the disease in the mother and a chronic infection for the baby.

If you are pregnant and also considered high risk, you will be offered the vaccine to protect you and your baby against being infected with the virus. The NHS states that taking the vaccine poses an insignificant risk to the baby and is very unlikely to cause any problems in development.

There is no evidence that vaccinating pregnant or breastfeeding mothers against Hepatitis B carries a risk.

Is the Hepatitis B vaccine safe for babies?

All babies should be vaccinated against Hepatitis B. Hepatitis B can persist in children’s bodies for many years and cause irreversible complications such as cirrhosis and liver cancer.

The Hepatitis B vaccine is included in the 6-in-1 vaccine offered to babies at 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age. You can read more about the 6-in-1 vaccine here.

Babies born to Hepatitis B infected mothers need to be vaccinated. They will be given a dose 14 hours after their birth, followed by doses at 4, 8, 12, and 16 weeks old, with their final dose being administered at 1 years old.


Sexual Health Consultation (inc. in test) £75

Hepatitis B surface antigen test £130

Hepatitis B surface antibody test (for immunity) £150

Hepatitis B core antibody test £150

Hepatitis B E.Antigen + Antibody Test £150

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Reviewed by Ms Magdelena Novacka
Written by Shannon Abraham

Last reviewed date: 12 January 2023
Next review due: 12 January 2023

Whilst this content is written and reviewed by sexual health specialists, it is for general guidance only. It is not intended to replace the advice of your clinician.