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Hepatitis Vaccinations

Hepatitis A & B – Are your employees at risk?

 

WHAT IS HEPATITIS B?

Hepatitis B is a viral disease that affects the liver and is the world’s NINTH biggest killer. Many don’t know they’ve been infected as only a third of sufferers show any symptoms. One in 10 people can become life long sufferers at risk of developing serious and potentially fatal liver disease.

 

HOW DOES IT SPREAD?

ARE YOU AT RISK?
Your occupation can put you at risk of contracting Hepatitis B if you come into contact with human bodily fluids that maybe infected.

 

GET VACCINATED
Hepatitis B can be prevented by a safe and effective vaccine. It is given as 3 injections over 6 months and a blood test around 2 months after finishing the course to ensure that the vaccine has worked. Some people may need a booster vaccine for adequate immunity but the vaccine is effective in about 90% of people. It is extremely important that all 3 injections are received.

 

WHAT IS HEPATITIS A?

Hepatitis A is a virus that causes a liver infection

 

HOW DOES IT SPREAD?
Hepatitis A is spread from person to person by either the oral or faecal route and can be caught by eating/drinking contamination food.

ARE YOU AT RISK?

  • You are at risk if you work in the following areas:
  • Sewage workers
  • Laboratory workers
  • Work with primates
  • Food handlers
  • Work in day care facilities
  • Travel

 

GET VACCINATED

Hepatitis A can be prevented by one safe and effective vaccine. This is often given in a twin vaccine with Hepatitis B, but can be given alone.

To discuss Hepatitis A & B with our qualified occupational health nurse advisers, appointments and prices please contact the office.

 

Hepatitis B is a highly infectious virus spread through blood, semen and other body fluids. Contact with even tiny quantities of an infected person’s body fluids through sex, transfusion, the spillage of body fluids onto open cuts and sores, injection or puncture of the skin with contaminated needles, can cause infection. Hepatitis B is found in all of the body fluids of an infected person, including blood, semen, saliva and urine.

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Bradford-on-Avon Occupational Health Services
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