Where can you get vaccinated for hep B?
You can get vaccinated for hep B at your doctor’s clinic or a sexual health centre.
The hep B vaccination is safe and effective. You need 3 injections in 6 months, and a blood test 4 weeks after your last injection to make sure that the vaccine worked. All 3 injections gives you the best chance of developing hepatitis B immunity (protection).
If the vaccine has worked, you are protected from hep B for life. You do not have to worry about getting hep B. This helps with hepatitis B prevention and control.
Here are some other ways to prevent hep B:
- Practise safe sex: Use condoms when having sex.
- Avoid sharing objects that may have traces of blood such as nail scissors, razors, and toothbrushes
- Get piercings, tattoos and cosmetic procedures done by qualified professionals
- Make sure that they always use sterile (pre-packaged and clean) equipment
- Do not share needles or any injecting equipment.
How do you know if you have been vaccinated or have hep B immunity? See our Hepatitis B Testing Chart >>
For more information about prevention and vaccination, call the Hepatitis Infoline or speak to your doctor.
Want to know more about travel vaccinations for hep B prevention? Call the Hepatitis Infoline.
This page last updated 9 Jan 2018