What is a Hepatitis B Vaccine
The Hepatitis B vaccine is a vaccine that helps protect against infection with the Hepatitis B virus.
Hepatitis B is a viral infection that primarily affects the liver. Hepatitis B can cause both acute and chronic liver disease and may lead to serious complications such as cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure.
The vaccine works by stimulating the body's immune system to produce antibodies against the Hepatitis B virus. These antibodies provide protection and greatly reduce the chances of the virus from causing infection if a person is exposed to HBV in the future.
Who should take the Hepatitis B Vaccine
We recommend infants and children to get the Hepatitis B vaccine. Certain groups are at higher risk of exposure to the virus and are especially encouraged to get vaccinated, including:
- Travelers to countries with a high incidence of Hepatitis B
- Sexual partner or family member of Hepatitis B virus infected individuals
- People with certain medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease
- Health care workers
For patients, we recommend checking an anti HbS level (blood test) before and 3 months after the course of vaccination. This is usually paired with a HBsAg level. This is to ensure that you have the appropriate amount of circulating antibodies to protect you against Hepatitis B.
Hepatitis B Vaccine Available
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Three doses, at 0 month, 1 month and 6 months
All ages (as long as you are not vaccinated)
Relevant subsidies apply.
Prices are listed in SGD, and are for 1dose of vaccine ONLY. Prices are exclusive of GST and do not include consultation charges and review blood tests after.
*Prices listed were last updated on 1 July 2023. Prices may be subject to change.
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Regis Medical GP Holland Village is located at 255 Holland Avenue Singapore, 278983Click here to view our opening hours
Yes, you can just walk in for Hepatitis B vaccinations. However, we always recommend you booking an appointment in advanced to avoid waiting time. You can book an appointment here
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Yes. You can reschedule your appointments. However, you need to reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours before your actual appointment time.
You can reschedule your appointment via our booking portal. For urgent cases, please Whatsapp us @ +65 8118 5298.
No refund will be issued for missed appointments.
The number of doses needed for the Hepatitis B vaccine depends on the specific vaccine product being used and the age of the individual receiving the vaccine. In most cases, a standard vaccination schedule includes a series of three doses.
Although some vaccines can be taken on the same day, it is not advised as you may experience side effects such as nausea, headache, or fever.
You are not advised to take any vaccines if you are ill or feeling unwell as the side effects of vaccines can worsen your existing conditions and symptoms.
Yes, it is generally safe for pregnant women to take Hepatitis B vaccines. Please consult our Doctors for more details.
Side effects of Hepatitis B vaccine are signs of your body building up immunity. Hepatitis B vaccines are generally safe and only have mild side effects.
Common side effects after taking vaccinations include:
- Pain, swelling, itchiness, or redness at the area of injection
- Mild fever
- Feeling tired
- Muscle and joint aches
If you experience severe side effects after taking vaccines, please see a Doctor immediately.
No fasting is required before taking any vaccines.
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