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£65 Per Dose
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About Your Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccination

Your treatment summary:


Time To Take Effect *

We recommend getting your first dose 2 months before travel and waiting to travel 2 weeks from the second dose.

Covered For

After the initial full course you will need a booster after 3 years. Subsequent boosters may be given at 5 year intervals if at risk.

Doses Per Course

A course of three injections are required within a period of 12 months.

Side Effects

Potential slight tenderness, redness and swelling at the injection site. A few may experience slight fever, headache, general aching and malaise after one day, lasting for 24 hours.

Appointment Duration

Your first appointment will take 15 minutes, Follow ups are 10 minutes.

Suitable For

Suitable for 16 years and over. The vaccine is recommended particularly for spring and summer travel in warm, forested parts of the endemic areas.
* We can vaccinate you nearer to the time of travel, but this will increase your chances of contracting the disease.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can't Have The Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine

Those who have had a confirmed anaphylactic reaction to a previous dose of a TBE vaccine, any components of the vaccine or egg ingestion.

What Is Tick-Borne Encephalitis?

Tick-Borne Encephalitis is a cause of a viral infection that affects the central nervous system.

The virus is spread by infected ticks that firmly attach themselves to the skin, often for days.

Occasionally, infection takes place by consuming unpasteurised milk from goats, cows or sheep.

What are the symptoms of Tick-Borne Encephalitis?

Most infections show no symptoms.

If you do show symptoms, they will appear in 2 - 28 days, but most commonly in 7 - 14 days and take the form of:

  • Cold symptoms.
  • Fever.

Symptoms normally last for 1 - 8 days.

A second phase of the disease can occur in up to 15% of cases with symptoms including:

  • High fever.
  • Headache and stiff neck.
  • Drowsiness, confusion and sensory disturbances.

There is no specific treatment for Tick-Borne Encephalitis.

At risk regions for Tick-Borne Encephalitis?

At risk regions occur in forested areas under 2,000m in:

  • Western European countries.
  • Northern China.
  • Mongolia.
  • Russia.

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