Hepatitis: Vaccination

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 10th December 2021.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were vaccinated against the hepatitis D virus in the last three years.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

There is no licensed vaccine for hepatitis D and therefore the United Kingdom does not have a hepatitis D vaccination programme. Hepatitis D virus can only infect people who have hepatitis B, for which there is an immunisation programme which will prevent hepatitis D infection.

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