Hepatitis B (Hep B) is an Occupational risk and Employers should offer the Hep B vaccine for those employees working in the following sectors
Working with those who have learning disabilities
Prisons & Security
Police, Fire & rescue services
Hep B is an infection of the liver. It is transmitted via infected blood and body fluids. It causes jaundice, anorexia, nausea, an ache in the right abdomen and death.
The Hep B vaccination course is typically 3 vaccinations (over 6 months) with a blood test to check immunity. A booster is given every 5 years.
An accelerated course can be given over 21 days with an additional booster at 1 year.