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Tick Borne Encephalitis

Tick-borne encephalitis can cause inflammation of the brain and is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected tick or, less commonly, by ingestion of unpasteurised milk from infected animals.

The Vaccine

Who can have this vaccine?

Children aged over 1 years and under 16 years receive the Junior vaccine, Adults receive the standard vaccine

Doses required

3 doses

The second dose should be 1 month after the first. The third dose should be 5-12 months after the second. For rapid short-term protection of children and adults, the second dose may be given two weeks after the first dose and gives at least 90% protection.


£90 per dose

How is it given?

This is an injection in the upper arm (or thigh).

How long does protection last?

A booster dose is recommended every three years after
the initial three-dose schedule for people who remain at risk from tick borne encephalitis.

Other information

Patient Leaflet

Please refer to the patient leaflet for full information on this vaccine:

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