In South Africa, we observe World Hepatitis Day on 28 July. Hepatitis refers to an inflammatory condition of the liver. It is commonly caused by a viral infection, but there are other possible causes of hepatitis. These include auto-immune hepatitis and hepatitis that occurs as a secondary result of medications, drugs, toxins, and alcohol. Auto-immune hepatitis is a disease that occurs when your body makes antibodies against your liver tissue.
The use of vaccines is key to preventing hepatitis. Vaccinations are available to prevent the development of hepatitis A and B.
Bestmed offers several vaccines which you can have performed at any one of our Designated Service Providers (DSPs) at the negotiated tariffs. For more information on the Bestmed plans that offer vaccines, please see links below: