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Information on hepatitis B for occupational risk groups for Zuyd Hogeschool
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Vaccinatiecentrum.nl has a partnership with the Zuyd Hogeschool and provides the Hepatitis B vaccination series for your education.
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Your school/university offers you the opportunity to be vaccinated against hepatitis B. This vaccination is offered because you have chosen a (future) profession in which you run an increased risk of being infected with the hepatitis B virus. Because you are at increased risk in your (future) profession, taking the hepatitis B vaccination is strongly recommended. In specific workplaces, an employer may decide that you cannot perform certain actions as long as you are not vaccinated against hepatitis B. The Hepatitis B vaccine is safe and effective. Side effects are usually mild and short-lived, such as pain at the injection site or low-grade fever. Serious side effects are rare.
The hepatitis B vaccination is offered free of charge. A hepatitis A vaccination is also recommended for specific professions. This vaccination is offered at the same time as the hepatitis B vaccination. If you opt for the combined vaccination, there are costs involved.
On this page you will find more information about the hepatitis A and B vaccination. If you still have questions after reading the information, please check the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) at the bottom of the page. If you have a question that does not appear in the FAQ, you can always e-mail us at email@example.com or call 085 902 03 03 (available Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 16:00).
Even if you have already had one or more hepatitis B vaccinations, we ask you to always attend the first vaccination day at school. This is because you may need a booster vaccination or an antibody check (blood sampling). Fill in the health declaration and bring proof of your previous hepatitis B vaccinations (vaccination certificate) with you to your appointment, on this basis we will assess whether there are things that still need to be done.
What is hepatitis B?
Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver that occurs all over the world. Usually, a person becomes ill 2 to 3 months after infection. Symptoms are often mild or completely absent. When a person does develop symptoms, they often include fatigue, fever and jaundice. In a small number of cases, hepatitis B causes serious complications that can be life-threatening. In a small number of people, the disease does not cure on its own. In these cases, the infection with hepatitis B becomes chronic. When the disease is chronic, it can affect the liver in the long term and cause liver cirrhosis and liver fibrosis.
How do you get hepatitis B and why am I at increased risk?
The hepatitis B virus can be found in semen, pre ejaculate, vaginal fluid and the blood of an infected person. This makes the virus transmissible through sexual contact or contact with blood from an infected person. The virus can also be transmitted from mother to child at birth.
In the case of work-related risks, infection mainly occurs through needle, cut, splash or biting incidents. You are not only at increased risk while working in hospitals. Also in mental health or mentally disabled care, patient behaviour can create dangerous work situations (biting, self-mutilation, aggression or suicide).
How does the vaccination process work?
The hepatitis B vaccination series consists of three vaccinations. After you have had all the vaccinations, we do a blood test to check whether you are well protected against the hepatitis B virus. For the test, a sample of blood is drawn from a vein in your arm. All vaccinations and the blood test take place at school. You get the second vaccination one month after the first vaccination and the third vaccination follows 6 months after the first vaccination. The blood test takes place 1 month after the third vaccination. You will receive the results of the blood test within a month after the blood test. You should keep this result in a safe place because your employer may ask for it as proof that you are vaccinated and protected against hepatitis B.
What happens during your vaccination appointment?
After you have made an appointment for vaccination, it is important that you arrive at the designated classroom on time.
At the door, the vaccinatiecentrum.nl project coordinator will ask for your personal details. This involves checking your ID card after which you can proceed inside. During the first vaccination round, there are “workstations” in the room with 2 nurses at each station. You walk through to a station and sit down. One of the nurses asks for your ID and for your vaccination records, (vaccination booklets etc if you have them) and checks the health declaration you filled in online. Any previous Hepatitis B vaccinations/other relevant vaccinations are updated in your medical record. The nurse will check if you are nervous or faint easily and will comfort you if necessary. It is always possible and sometimes wise to lie down during the vaccination. The other nurse prepares and administers the vaccination. A band-aid is applied and you can have a lollipop if you want. Your vaccination card is stamped and you are advised to drink plenty of water for the rest of the day. You will also be given information about any side effects. If you have no more questions after this, you are done and you will be informed about when the next vaccination round is. You will receive another invitation from vaccinatiecentrum.nl for the next round of vaccinations. Once you have received the invitation, it is again possible to register via the student page or the link in the invitation e-mail.
Frequently Asked Questions
You have an increased risk of getting in contact with Hepatitis B in your education and future workplace. That’s why you don’t only need to get the vaccinations but also have your blood tested to see if your body has made enough antibodies against Hepatitis B.
Hospitals and institutions will require a certificate of the vaccinations and the bloodtest. Without this, a future internship or workplace can refuse you or limit your activities.
It’s important to be protected against Hepatitis B and as a registered nurse it even is required.
All students must come to school to get the vaccinations, even if this is the only reason you have to come to school. If you’re not present at the vaccination day, you can get the vaccination at one of our centres. Note that we will charge you €12,95 administration costs.
If you’re only able to book a time when you’re in an online class, please give us a call on 085-9020303 so we can schedule your vaccination appointment together.
Internships and employers can request proof of a bloodtest in the future. This is proof that you are protected against hepatitis B. If your vaccination passport states that you have had hepatitis B vaccinations, it is important to know whether you have had a complete series. In addition, a bloodtest is also required.
We therefore ask you to attend the vaccination day. Complete the health declaration and bring the vaccination history/passport with you to the vaccination day. Based on your vaccination history we will decide the next steps.
If you do the bloodtest at school or at a location of Unilabs there are no extra costs. If you go to one of our centres we will charge €12,95 administration costs. If you decide to do the bloodtest somewhere else, for example your general practitioner, you have to pay the bloodtest yourself.
Please contact us in case you already have had a bloodtest for hepatitis B antibodies. You can either contact us by phone:085-902 03 03 or by mail:firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then look at your bloodtest result and check if the result is good enough. It is important that your hepatitis b antibodies are above a certain level. Internships and employers may request this proof in the future.
If your antibody bloodtest is not high enough then we will ask you to come by on the vaccination day. Complete the health declaration and bring the vaccination passport/history with you to your appointment. We will assess what is needed for you based on this information.
Internships and employers can request a proof of a bloodtest for hepatitis B antibodies in the future. This is proof that you are protected against hepatitis B. If your vaccination passport states that you are protected for life, then a complete vaccination series has been given, but no bloodtest has been done yet.
We therefore ask you to come by on the vaccination day. Depending on how long ago the vaccinations were, a booster may be needed before the bloodtest can be done. Complete the health declaration and take the vaccination passport/history to your appointment, based on this we will determine what is needed.
Hepatitis B is vaccinated in a series of 3 vaccinations, normally given in month 0-1-6. About 4 weeks after the vaccinations, the bloodtest takes place. Sometimes the schedule may look different.
No, your education pays for the vaccinations. If you don’t show up for the vaccination day but make a personal appoinment at one of our centres, we will charge you €12,95 administration costs. The costs must be paid at the appointment per PIN (NO creditcard).
The bloodtest is only free of charge if done by us at school or at a location of Unilabs. If you go to one of our centres we will only charge €12,95 administration costs.
If you do the bloodtest somewhere else, at your general practitioner for example, you have to pay the bloodtest yourself.
No, this is not required if you have the age of 16 or older.
We only work with experienced nurses who can reassure you. There is no need to bring someone with you. It is important that you indicate this. You can indicate this on the Health Declaration.