Superheroes help gay community fight Hepatitis
‘The Vaccinators’, the sexual health superheroes, have rolled into town in their Sorted bus to encourage gay men to vaccinate against Hepatitis B.
The Sorted bus will be on Old Compton Street every Thursday throughout November from 5.30pm until 7.30pm.
Even though Hepatitis B is 100 times more infectious than HIV, only one in two gay men in London is vaccinated.
The procedure is free, quick, straight-forward and will protect those vaccinated from a potentially life-threatening disease.
Dr Alan McOwan, Lead Clinician at the Victoria Clinic, is confident that this will encourage more gay men to get vaccinated.
He said: “Our campaign and the presence of the ‘The Vaccinators’ will raise the profile of the importance of gay men being proactive about their health.
“We want more men to get vaccinated, so we are taking the Sorted service into the very heart of the community.
“Sorted will allow guys to vaccinate ‘on the spot’ in the bus on Old Compton Street or at least learn more about the risks associated with Hepatitis B.”
Hepatitis vaccinations are provided, free of charge and with no need to make an appointment, at:
Soho Centre for Health and Care, 29-30 Soho Square, London W1
Tel: 020 7534 6500
Barts Sexual Health Centre, Kenton Lucas Wing, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London EC1
Tel: 020 7601 8090
Ambrose King Centre, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London E1
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Tel: 020 7377 7306
Sorted at CLASH
11 Warwick Street, London W1
Tel: 020 7734 1794