When to vaccinate:
When traveling to risk areas, e.g. Albania, Austria, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, the former Soviet Union countries, Sweden and Switzerland.
1st vaccination: day 0
2nd vaccination: day 28-90
3rd vaccination: 9-12 months later.
3-5 years later.
14 days following the 2nd partial vaccination up to 3 years following the completed basic immunization.
In the first 48 hours following a vaccination, there may be a general physical reaction and/or a skin or tissue reaction around the injection site. As a rule, these subside after 1-2 days.
When may a vaccination not be given?
- in cases of acute or chronic disease or allergies to vaccine constituents, e.g. allergy to egg protein
- children under the age of 13 years,
- because of inadequate experience, during pregnancy and the lactation period, vaccinations should only be administered in special cases under specific conditions.
What to do when a tick bites you, and you have no vaccination protection?
A physician should be consulted as soon as possible, within 48 hours following the tick bite in an SSME area. He or she can give an immunoglobulin injection, which provides a 50-60% protection. Children can receive immunoglobulin from the age of 14.
Individual tolerance should in any case be thoroughly discussed with the vaccinating physician.