Hepatitis B Vaccination for Adults (3 Doses)
What is Hepatitis B?
Hepatitis B is a viral liver infection spread through blood, transfusion of blood products and sharing of bodily fluids.
Hepatitis B can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness (carrier). Possible symptoms include fever, nausea, vomiting, dark urine and jaundice. Carriers of Hepatitis B can develop scarring of the liver, liver failure or liver cancer. The younger a person is when infected with hepatitis B virus, the greater the chance of developing a chronic infection. Hepatitis B is estimated to cause 80 per cent of primary liver cancers worldwide and vaccination will reduce risk of liver cancer through preventing Hepatitis B infection.
Hepatitis B vaccination is part of the Singapore National immunisation Schedule
A blood test to screen for Hepatitis B antibodies can be conducted to assess if vaccination is needed.
Who is the vaccine recommended for?
- Any adult seeking protection from hepatitis B infection
- Household contacts of people with hepatitis B infection
- Partners of hepatitis B carrier
- Persons with high risk sexual behaviour or multiple partners
- Hemodialysis patients
- Current or recent injection drug-users
How many doses are required?
Three doses are required (0,1, 6 months). No booster is required after three doses.
Patients will be screened prior to the vaccination. Price does not include any related serological tests if they are deemed necessary after screening.
Applicable at Raffles Medical (Singapore) clinics. Please call the clinic prior.
Not applicable at Raffles Medical clinics at Changi Airport Transits 1, 2, 3, and 4, 24 Hour Emergency at Raffles Hospital, Raffles Health Screeners, and Raffles Specialist clinics.
Terms and conditions apply.
Upon purchase, we will send to your email a redemption letter that you can use to redeem your vaccination. Please call your preferred clinic prior to your visit and present the letter on the day of your vaccination. Price is in Singapore dollars and inclusive of GST.
Precaution to note:
Terms and Conditions
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