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Hepatitis B: vaccine recommendations during supply constraints

Vaccine recommendations for adults and children during periods of vaccine supply constraints.

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Hepatitis B: vaccine recommendations during supply constraints

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Temporary Addendum: Combined hepatitis A and B vaccine use in travellers

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What to do if you have to wait for a dose of hepatitis B vaccine: advice for patients

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Hepatitis B: vaccine recommendations during supply constraints

Hepatitis B immunisation recommendations have been developed in light of the recent global shortages of hepatitis B vaccine affecting the UK supply.

These recommendations include advice on prioritisation and dose sparing to preserve adult and paediatric monovalent hepatitis B vaccine stock for those at highest immediate need.

Temporary addendum on use of combined hepatitis A and B vaccine in travellers

This provides further advice on prioritisation of travellers now that supply of combined hepatitis A and B vaccine has improved.

What to do if you have to wait for a dose of hepatitis B vaccine: advice for patients

This factsheet has been produced for healthcare workers to download and give to patients who have to wait to have hepatitis B vaccination due to vaccine shortages.

Published 21 July 2017
Last updated 20 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added further advice on using combined hepatitis A and B vaccine in travellers.
  2. Revised guidance on vaccine during periods of vaccine supply constraints.
  3. Added: factsheet for healthcare workers to give to patients who have to wait for a dose of hepatitis B vaccine.
  4. Factsheet removed.
  5. Added factsheet for healthcare workers to give to patients who cannot have hepatitis B vaccination due to vaccine shortages.
  6. Updated guidance as of 4 August 2017.
  7. First published.