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Tick-borne encephalitis Vaccination


Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is usually transmitted to humans by a bite from an infected ixodes tick.  TBE is found in the far eastern part of the former USSR and extending across into China. It is found in European Russia, Austria, Hungary, the Balkans, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Scandinavia where, it is mainly a disease of the forest. TBE occurs from late spring until early autumn and outbreaks often follow a period when voles are numerous.

Most human infections are contracted during outdoor leisure pursuits such as forestry working, camping, rambling and mountain biking, during tick season (spring to early autumn).

Summary

Age of Use

16+ years

Doses Required

2

Schedule

0, 1-3 months

Time before Travel

Last dose 2 weeks before*

Booster Required

5-12 months

Cost

£63

Paediatric Summary

Age of Use

1-15 years

Doses Required

2

Schedule

0, 1-3 months

Time before Travel

Last dose 2 weeks before*

Booster Required

5-12 months

Cost

£63
*Vaccines work best if given time to become active. This vaccine can be given up to the day before travel and will provide some cover

When is tick-borne encephalitis vaccine indicated?

Give tick-borne encephalitis vaccine to anyone who:

  • Intends to live in tick-borne encephalitis-endemic areas.
  • Is at occupational risk in endemic areas (e.g. farmers, forestry workers, soldiers).
  • Intends to travel to rural endemic areas during late spring and summer (e.g. campers, hikers, Scout or Guide groups).

When is tick-borne encephalitis vaccine contraindicated?

Do not give tick-borne encephalitis vaccine if the person:

  • Has a current severe febrile illness.
  • Has had a confirmed anaphylactic reaction to a previous dose of tick-borne-encephalitis vaccine.
  • Has had a confirmed anaphylactic reaction to egg protein.
  • Has had a confirmed anaphylactic reaction to neomycin, gentamicin, or protamine (present in trace amounts).

What are the adverse effects of tick-borne encephalitis vaccine?

Reported reactions to tick-borne encephalitis vaccine are rare. Local reactions such as swelling, pain, and redness at the injection site may occur.

Pyrexia, particularly after the first dose, can occur in children and adults, usually within 12 hours of immunization and settling within 24–48 hours. Febrile convulsions have rarely occurred.


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Sun: Closed

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Birdsfoot Lane Pharmacy
255 Birdsfoot Lane, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 2HX
Superintendent Pharmacist : Mr Rupesh Shah
GPhC Pharmacist Reg No. : 2048914
GPhC Premises Reg No. : 1028845
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