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22 Aug 2017 / News

Global Shortage of Hepatitis B Vaccine


It has recently been announced there is currently a global shortage of the hepatitis B vaccine due to problems with the manufacturing process. The manufacturers anticipate there will be a period of delay or unavailability of the hepatitis B vaccine until early 2018.

The risk of catching Hepatitis B in the UK is very low. However, it is advised that anyone travelling overseas to areas of the world where there is a high risk of contracting hepatitis B such as East Asia and Sub Saharan Africa to plan well ahead and seek medical advice at their earliest convenience.

If you travel overseas and require any travel health advice regarding this matter our health professionals are on hand to provide you with all the information and help you may need. Call us on 01224 794800 or email

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