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The Hepatitis B Vaccine is important, What You Need To Know

The Hepatitis B vaccine is a safe and effective vaccine that is recommended for all infants at birth and for children up to 18 years. It is also recommended for adults living with diabetes and those at high risk for infection due to their jobs, lifestyle, living situations, or country of birth. Since everyone is at some risk, all adults should seriously consider getting the Hepatitis B vaccine in Kenya for lifetime protection against preventable chronic liver disease.

Want to know where to get the Hepatitis vaccine in Nairobi? Portal Pharmacy and its affiliated branches offer the vaccine, at an affordable price of only Ksh 2000 giving you guaranteed long-term immunity.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

  1. What is Hepatitis
  2. Who is at risk of getting Hepatitis B vaccine
  3. Do you need to be vaccinated against Hepatitis B
  4. Vaccine schedule and what to expect.

 

WHAT IS HEPATITIS?

Hepatitis is a general term used to describe inflammation of the liver. There are various forms of Hepatitis i.e., Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E which are caused by different causative agents including viruses, some medications, heavy alcohol use, toxins, and some medical conditions.

 

WHO IS AT RISK OF HEPATITIS B?

– Health care workers during interaction with infected patients, specimen, and samples

– Children during childbirth and breastfeeding

– Patients undergoing blood transfusion and organ transplant

– Caregivers to Hepatitis B patients.

– Drug users

 

DO YOU NEED TO BE VACCINATED AGAINST HEPATITIS B?

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for all infants, all children or adolescents younger than 19 years of age who have not been vaccinated, all adults aged 19 through 59 years, and adults aged 60 years or older with risk factors for Hepatitis B infection.

 

VACCINE SCHEDULE AND WHAT TO EXPECT.

The Hepatitis B vaccine is given in 3 separate doses: at birth, at 6 weeks, and at 6 months. You can contact us at Portal Pharmacy for more information and advice from our pharmacists. Call or text us on 0740637700 or 0731303582