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    Hepatitis B booster vaccine

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    If you've already had a course of three hepatitis B vaccines and need a booster, or require a vaccine to complete your course, use this service to order a hepatitis B booster vaccine.

    About hepatitis B

    Hepatitis B is a highly infectious virus that can cause flu-like symptoms, yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), tummy pain, diarrhoea, feeling and being sick, and a loss of appetite. 

    Healthcare workers are often at high risk of exposure as it spread through blood and bodily fluid. Treatment depends on how long you have had the virus for. 

    The best way to protect against hepatitis B is to get a vaccination, and stay up-to-date with your boosters. 

    How the booster works

    The hep B booster jab 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, or protect you against any other type of liver infection.

    Effectiveness of the hep B booster

    More than 9 out of 10 will be protected after receiving a booster vaccine. Four weeks after this booster you may wish to undergo a blood test to check that you are immune.

    Side effects to the booster

    Most people experience no side effects from this vaccine. However, you may experience pain, swelling or reddening of the skin at the injection site, fatigue, headache, mild fever, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite and diarrhoea.

    Risk of severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)

    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 after receiving the injection.

    Getting the vaccine booster

    Request the vaccine and complete your confidential online questionnaire. One of our clinicians will check your suitability and contact you via your Patient Record. Once approved, you can select at which LloydsPharmacy store you would like to be vaccinated and call to book your appointment.

    The vaccine comes as one injection, usually given in the upper arm.

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    How our vaccination service works

    1. Online
    2. Complete our simple, confidential online consultation

      5 mins

    3. One of our clinicians confirms your suitability and notifies you by email

      About 30 mins

      Mon - Sun 9am -5pm

    4. Phone
    5. Contact your chosen pharmacy to book an appointment

      Call during opening hours

    6. Pharmacy
    7. Go to the pharmacy for your vaccination

    1. Online
    2. Phone
    3. Pharmacy

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