"Have peace of mind that you are protected from hepatitis B with our convenient service."
Course of 3 injections | from £39.50 per injection
- Book your vaccines online
- Choose when is convenient for you to receive the injections
- Effective at preventing infection
The vaccine is very effective at protecting against hepatitis B.
How does the vaccine work?
The vaccine consists of 3 separate injections given on 3 separate occasions (at zero, one month and six months).
The vaccine stimulates the body's immune system to fight a possible hepatitis B infection without causing the disease itself. It cannot protect you from hepatitis B if you are already infected. It also cannot protect you against any other type of liver infection, or other types of hepatitis.
Level of protection
The vaccine does not guarantee complete protection, but 2 weeks after receiving the third and final injection you should be protected against hepatitis B for at least 5 years. 6 weeks after completing the course of 3 injections you may wish to undergo a blood test to check that you are immune.
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 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 10 minutes of receiving the injection.
|How do I receive the vaccine?|
When you place your order you will be able to choose your nearest vaccinating LloydsPharmacy store. We will supply the opening hours and contact details of your chosen pharmacy when you order.
Once we've prescribed you the vaccines, you will need to telephone your chosen pharmacy to book an appointment for your first vaccination. Your pharmacist will advise when you should return for your subsequent vaccinations.
How our service works
Step one. Complete our online questionnaire. Choose at which one of our LloydsPharmacy stores you would like to be vaccinated, and make a payment.
Step two. One of our doctors will look at your responses to make sure you are suitable to receive the vaccine.
Step three. Telephone your chosen pharmacy to book an appointment for your first vaccination. Your pharmacist will advise when you should return for your subsequent vaccinations.