30 Jun 2016

Hep B vaccine shortage

Quantities available to order will be reduced in July-August 2016 due to supply constraints Hep B vaccine shortage

GSK have advised NaTHNaC that they are experiencing supply constraints relating to some of their hepatitis B vaccine products. Quantities available to order will be reduced in July and August 2016. 

Advice for travellers

Risk of hepatitis B for travellers is low although certain behaviours or activities put individuals at higher risk, particularly when these occur in areas where hepatitis B is more common. 

Advice for health professionals

Health professionals are advised to contact GSK direct on the following number 080 8100 9997.

Resources

Regional insect and tick bite information

New regional risk information is available on the NaTHNaC Country Information pages Read more

Hepatitis A vaccination: temporary recommendations - update

Public Health England have updated travel recommendations and dose sparing advice for adult and paediatric hepatitis A vaccines Read more

Travelling to celebrate Pride?

A reminder for travellers to international Pride events to be aware of sexual health risks Read more

Plan for phased re-introduction of hepatitis B vaccine for travellers

Public Heath England has agreed to accelerate the phased reintroduction of vaccine Read more

Rabies Green Book updated chapter

The rabies chapter in the Green Book (Immunisation against infectious disease) has been published Read more
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