Hepatitis vaccines

Hepatitis A and B viruses cause hepatitis (liver inflammation). However, these two viruses have different modes of transmission and symptoms. Hepatitis vaccines are offered in the national programme to those belonging to certain at-risk groups. 

Occupational healthcare services vaccinate those who are exposed to hepatitis A or B infections at work. Student health care services see to the hepatitis B vaccinations of students going on internships.

Travellers may also need hepatitis vaccines. They can ask for a prescription and purchase the vaccine in a pharmacy.

Hepatitis A

The hepatitis A virus spreads through contaminated food and drinking water. Persons with a hepatitis A infection shed great quantities of the virus to their faeces. Poor hand hygiene may allow the virus to spread in foods, from different surfaces and from person to person, for example in sexual contact.

Hepatitis A vaccine offered to at-risk groups

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B spreads from one person to another in blood-to-blood and sexual contact. 

Hepatitis B vaccine offered to at-risk groups

Hepatitis combination vaccines 

Hepatitis vaccines are also available as combinations. This site only discusses the hepatitis A and B combination vaccine used in the national vaccination programme. 
Hepatitis A and B combination vaccine offered to at-risk groups

A hepatitis A and typhus combination vaccine can also be administered to travellers.