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Vaccine Advice

  • Hepatitis B vaccine

We recommend all patients should be immunised against hepatitis B. We provide this in the clinic.

  • Hepatitis A vaccine

We recommend all patients should be immunised against hepatitis A. We provide this in the clinic.

  • Winter flu vaccine

We advise all patients to have an annual flu vaccine. This is available from your GP.

  • Swine flu vaccination

We advise patients to have swine flu vaccines – you will need two doses 2 weeks apart. This is available from your GP.

  • Pneumovax

We advise all patients to have Pneumovax which protects against pneumococcal pneumonia. This is available from your GP.

Travel vaccines

Patients should have all routine travel vaccines except for:

  • Live polio vaccine – you need the injectable formulation rather than the oral one.
  • Yellow fever vaccine – discuss with your HIV specialist. If your CD4 is over 200 it may be safe to have.
  • Malaria prophylaxis – discuss with your HIV specialist. It is important to take prophylaxis but some of the medicines may interact with your antiretrovirals.