While preventable thanks to vaccination, Hepatitis B affects 240 million people worldwide, and almost 700,000 people die each year due to complications from the disease. If you’re in need of vaccination due to upcoming travel, immigration medical exams or any other reason, contact Executive Health Services 24/7 at 800-ASPIRIN or 215-235-3000 for an appointment.
What is Hepatitis B?
Caused by a virus, Hepatitis B is an infection that affects the liver. It can cause either acute or chronic disease.
How do people contract Hepatitis B?
Hepatitis B is spread through contact with bodily fluids infected with the virus, whether directly or indirectly (i.e. through contaminated needles, razors and similar objects). It is also commonly transmitted from infected mothers to children at birth.
Where is Hepatitis B typically found?
The highest rates of Hepatitis B occur in sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, the Amazon and the southern parts of central and Eastern Europe.
Is Hepatitis B preventable?
Yes. The Hepatitis B vaccine, developed in 1982, is 95% effective in preventing Hepatitis B infection in those who are inoculated.
Why should I get a Hepatitis B vaccination?
If you are traveling to a region with moderate to high Hepatitis B rates, a vaccination will drastically lessen your risk of disease in case of exposure to the virus.
Where can I get a Hepatitis B vaccination?
A medical provider such as Executive Health Services can vaccinate you for Hepatitis B.
Who should I speak to about a Hepatitis B vaccination appointment?
Executive Health Services staff is available 24/7 to speak with patients about scheduling a Hepatitis B vaccination.
Symptoms of Hepatitis B infection include jaundice, fatigue, nausea, and abdominal pain. In some cases, the virus causes fatal liver failure.
Executive Health Services is the leading provider of vaccines and immigration medical exams within hundreds of miles of Philadelphia, PA. Contact us to speak with a live service representative 24/7 about Hepatitis B and other vaccinations.