20 Nov 2018

Hepatitis B vaccine supply for travellers

PHE guidance on the supply of hepatitis B vaccine to the UK Hepatitis B vaccine supply for travellers

In July 2018, Public Health England (PHE) advised that there were plans to accelerate the phased reintroduction of hepatitis B vaccines [1]. On 20th November 2018, PHE announced that the overall supply of hepatitis B vaccine to the UK has improved and vaccine is now available for all indications [2]. Monthly updates will be posted in Vaccine Update.

All enquiries regarding the supply of hepatitis B vaccines should be directed to your preferred supplier.

  • GSK  0800 221 441
  • MSD  01992 452094

Advice for travellers

Advice on the risk of hepatitis B in specific countries is available on the Country Information pages. Travellers should be aware of how hepatitis B is transmitted and behavioural measures they can use to reduce their risk of exposure.

Advice for health professionals

Health professionals are reminded of the importance of performing an accurate risk assessment and of offering hepatitis B vaccine when clinically indicated. Advice on pre-exposure (prophylactic) and reinforcing doses of hepatitis B is available in the Green Book [Immunisation against infectious disease].

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