Guidance

Hepatitis B: vaccine recommendations during supply constraints

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

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Plan for phased re-introduction of hepatitis B vaccine for lower priority groups 2018

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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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Plan for phased re-introduction of hepatitis B vaccine for lower priority groups 2018.

Improved supplies of hepatitis B vaccine are expected in 2018. This provides an update on the phased reintroduction of monovalent hepatitis B vaccine and advice on accessing vaccine for more patient and health and social care staff groups.

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 26 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Improved supplies of hepatitis B vaccine are expected in 2018. This guidance provides an update and advice on accessing vaccine for more patient groups.
  2. Added further advice on using combined hepatitis A and B vaccine in travellers.
  3. Revised guidance on vaccine during periods of vaccine supply constraints.
  4. Added: factsheet for healthcare workers to give to patients who have to wait for a dose of hepatitis B vaccine.
  5. Factsheet removed.
  6. Added factsheet for healthcare workers to give to patients who cannot have hepatitis B vaccination due to vaccine shortages.
  7. Updated guidance as of 4 August 2017.
  8. First published.