Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B PEP should be prescribed and administered following the table consulted for needlestick in healthcare workers.

The hep B vaccine has been part of the routine vaccination schedule from the 1st of August 2017. Anyone born before then will only have had the vaccine if they are in a high risk group and have requested it, or been offered it by their GP or a sexual health service.

The first dose of the vaccine should be given in ED if indicated, and subsequent doses arranged via the patient’s GP.