Tick-borne Encephalitis Vaccine Information
Vaccine Quick Information
- When to get vaccinated:
- To have some level of protection, a minimum of 2 doses is required, with the second dose to be given at least 2 weeks before travel. Therefore ideally this course of vaccines should be started two months prior to travelling.
- Once a course of 3 doses is completed, the vaccine will provide 3 years protection.
- A full course consists of 3 doses.
- How is it given:
- The vaccine is usually given as an injection in your upper arm.
- Side effects:
- Common side effects include soreness at the injection site, tiredness and headache.
- The vaccine is suitable for children over the age of 12 months.
- Additional precautions:
- In addition to getting vaccinated you need to practise bite avoidance.
- Risk if you contract Tick-borne encephalitis:
- Serious complications including inflammation of the brain.
The full course consists of 3 doses, however, if this is not possible a minimum of 2 vaccines should be given. Dose schedule: 1st dose - 0 days 2nd dose - 1-3 months later 3rd dose - 5-12 months later
- £65 per dose
- 2 dose(s)
- Total Cost
Tick-Borne Encephalitis is a viral infection which is spread via infected ticks. It is commonly found throughout europe, and travellers should take extra precaution if they are planning to spend more time outside.
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