Hepatitis B vaccination

Why should I get vaccinated against Hepatitis B?

Hepatitis B can be found in blood, semen and precum. Hepatitis B is much more contagious than HIV. Infection with the virus can lead to severe liver disease. Hepatitis B is chronic in about 10% of cases.

Infection can occur:

  • from mother to child during the birth
  • through unsafe sex
  • through contact with infected blood

You can get vaccinated to protect yourself. After three vaccinations, you are protected for life. For sex workers and men who have sex with other men, these vaccinations are free.

How do I make an appointment?

Our consultation hours are on Monday mornings in Emmen and Wednesday mornings in Assen.

To make an appointment for these consultation hours, you can contact Sense Noord Nederland by calling 0900-7367366. They can be reached on workdays from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 13:45 to 16:30. They will make sure you are scheduled for an appointment with us.


  • The location in Emmen: Boerkemaweg 60, in the Treant Hospital.
  • The location Assen: Mien Ruysweg 1, GGD location at the fire station.

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