Vaccination Schedule

Vaccination is a proven way to help protect against Tick-Borne Encephalitis (TBE)1,2

You may know that ticks can transmit Lyme disease, which can be treated by antibiotics,3 whereas there is no specific treatment for TBE.4,5 To help protect against TBE, vaccination should be considered for all travellers at risk.6

TICOVAC AND TICOVAC JUNIOR OFFER A CHOICE OF SCHEDULES TO SUIT TRAVEL TIMELINES1,2

Conventional vaccination schedule

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Rapid vaccination schedule: providing sufficient protection after 2 vaccinations

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In cases such as travel where immunisation is needed quickly, the rapid immunisation schedule can be used; for optimal coverage always complete the vaccination schedule.1,2

  • TicoVac (0.5 ml) is suitable for adults aged 16 years and older.1
  • TicoVac Junior (0.25 ml) is suitable for children aged from 1 year to 15 years.2
  • TicoVac and TicoVac Junior have been proven to prevent 99% of cases of TBE in vaccinated populations.1,2

 

References

  1. TicoVac Summary of Product Characteristics. August 2021.
  2. TicoVac Junior Summary of Product Characteristics.August 2021.
  3. HSE Lyme Disease – Antibiotic Prescribing. Available at:  https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/2/gp/antibiotic-prescribing/conditi... Last accessed: October 2021
  4. Lindquist L. and Vapalahti O. Tick-borne encephalitis. 2008;371(9627):1861-71
  5. Rendi-Wagner P. Risk and prevention of tick-borne encephalitis in travellers. J Travel Med. 2004;11:307–312
  6. Dobler G, Erber W, Bröker M, Schmitt HJ, eds. The TBE Book. 3rd ed. Singapore: Global Health Press; 2020. doi:10.33442/26613980_1-3. Available from: https://tbenews.com/tbe/. Last accessed: October 2021

 

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