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Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine

Tick-Borne Encephalitis

What is it?

Tick-borne Encephalitis (TBE)  is spread by tick bites. It is a serious infection of the brain and vaccination is advised for those in risk areas unable to avoid tick bites such as campers, forestry workers and ramblers.

Tick-borne Encephalitis is present in many countries worldwide.There are 3 main subtypes of Tick-borne Encephalitis that are found in the following locations:

  • European/Western – Europe to Russia
  • Siberian – Urals, Siberia, far Eastern Russia, Finland
  • Far Eastern – farEastern Russia, China and Japan

For a map showing countries where Tick-borne Encephalitis is present please visit NathNac

Vaccine Schedule

3 doses – Day 0, 1-3 Months Later and 5- 12 Months Later. Note: 2nd dose can be given at day 14 if rapid protection is required.

Booster – – 3 years after a primary course as above, then every 3-5 years depending on age.

Children – can be given to children aged 1 year and over.

Cost Per Dose

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Avoiding Ticks

  • Wear long sleeved trousers and clothing. Tuck trousers in your socks.
  • Apply an effective insect repellent to skin. DEET insect repellent is recommended
  • Treat clothes with an insecticide clothing spray
  • Check your body regularly for ticks
  • Avoid untreated/ unpasteurised dairy products in countries where TBE is present
  • Carry a tick remover so ticks can be safely and easily removed

To purchase insect repellents, clothing spray and tick removers pop into one of our clinic branches.

Watch a video on how to remove ticks safely using a tick remover


For information on tick-borne encephalitis and country recommendations information visit:

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