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Hepatitis B for ASDA Staff (Free)

Hepatitis B is a highly infectious virus that can be passed on if you come into contact with the blood of an infected person. If your job means that you come into contact with blood or other bodily fluids, it is advisable to be vaccinated against Hepatitis B.

Use our service to order a course of three vaccines or a blood test to check if you're immune.

Key Features
  • Stimulate your immune system to fight a possible hepatitis B infection
  • Cannot protect you if you are already infected
Receive a course of three vaccines over a three week period at your chosen LloydsPharmacy. 
Dr Gigi Taguri

About this Vaccine

It is recommended that all pharmacy employees who are engaged in professional services involving blood (e.g. flu vaccines, cholesterol testing, etc) should be immunised against hepatitis B. The vaccine stimulates the body's immune system to fight a possible hepatitis B infection without causing the disease itself. The vaccine will not, however, protect you from hepatitis B if you are already infected, nor will it protect you against other types of liver infection. 

Key Information

Course of three injections

You must have three injections for the vaccine to be effective. The three injections should be at 0, 1 and 6 months. It is then advised that you arrange for your GP to take a blood test to check your hepatitis B immunity levels four to twelve weeks after your last injection.

Selecting a participating store

To use this service, you will need to select the participating LloydsPharmacy where you want to receive the injection itself. Around 300 LloydsPharmacy stores provide this service. When you have ordered the vaccine online, telephone the pharmacy to arrange an appointment for your first injection.

Effectiveness

Two weeks after being given the final injection in this vaccination course, you should be largely protected from hepatitis B infection. The vaccine can not guarantee protection.

Possible side effects

Most patients experience no side effects from this vaccine, however you may experience tenderness at the injection site, fatigue, headache, mild fever, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite and diarrhoea.

Risk of severe allergic reaction

All LloydsPharmacy staff who provide this service are trained to manage what is called 'anaphylaxis'. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction to a vaccine. Symptoms of anaphylaxis can include fainting, shortness of breath, falling blood pressure and swelling of the face and neck. Anaphylaxis is extremely rare and typically happens within ten minutes of receiving the injection.

About hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a highly infectious virus that leads to inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis B is contracted through unprotected sexual intercourse with someone who has the virus, or by coming into contact with blood from an infected person. Vaccination is the best form of prevention.

Key Features
  • Receive a vaccine booster if you've previously been vaccinated against hepatitis B
  • Administered at a LloydsPharmacy of your choosing
  • Free for LloydsPharmacy staff
Our doctors can prescribe a vaccine booster that you can have administered at your chosen LloydsPharmacy.
Dr Gigi Taguri

About this Vaccine Booster

If you've previously been vaccinated against hepatitis B and require a booster, use our service to conveniently organise vaccination. Our doctors can prescribe a vaccine that you can have administered at your chosen LloydsPharmacy.

Vaccination stimulates the body's immune system to fight a possible hepatitis B infection without causing the disease itself but it cannot protect you from hepatitis B if you are already infected, or protect you against hepatitis A or hepatitis C.

Key Information

Booster vaccine

If you require a hepatitis B booster vaccine, use this service to order your vaccine. It is then advised that you arrange for your GP to take a blood test to check your hepatitis B immunity levels four to six weeks after your injection. You can also arrange for a finger prick blood testing kit to be sent to you if you cannot be tested at your GP surgery.

Selecting a participating store

To use this service, you will need to select the participating Lloydspharmacy where you want to receive the injection itself. Around 300 Lloydspharmacies provide this service. When you have ordered the vaccine online, telephone the pharmacy to arrange an appointment for your injection.

Effectiveness

Two weeks after being given the injection, you should be largely protected from hepatitis B infection. The vaccine can not guarantee protection.

Possible side effects

Most patients experience no side-effects from this vaccine, however you may experience tenderness at the injection site, fatigue, headache, mild fever, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite and diarrhoea.

Risk of severe allergic reaction

All LloydsPharmacy staff who provide this service are trained to manage what is called 'anaphylaxis'. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction to a vaccine. Symptoms of anaphylaxis can include fainting, shortness of breath, falling blood pressure and swelling of the face and neck. Anaphylaxis is extremely rare and typically happens within ten minutes of receiving the injection.

About hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a highly infectious virus that leads to inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis B is contracted through unprotected sexual intercourse with someone who has the virus, or by coming into contact with blood from an infected person. Vaccination is the best form of prevention.