Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is an infection spread mainly through tick bites.

Read more about Tick-Borne Encephalitis

Tick-borne encephalitis vaccine

There is no TBE vaccine licensed in the United States. Two inactivated TBE vaccines are available in Europe.

Tick-borne encephalitis vaccine is recommended for travelers who are moving or traveling to a TBE-endemic area and will have extensive exposure to ticks based on their planned outdoor activities and itinerary.
The decision to vaccinate should be based on an assessment of their planned activities and destination, medical risk factors, and personal perception and tolerance of risk.

The TBE vaccination consists of 3 doses. However, after the first two doses a sufficient protection can be expected for the on-going tick season (protection rate over 90 percent after the second dose)

Vaccine Schedule Accelerated schedule Length of protection

(16 years and older)


3 doses on days 0, between 1 and 3 months, and 5 to 12 months after the second dose

2nd dose can be given 2 weeks after the 1st dose

First booster no more than 3 years after 3rd dose. After this, boosters may be given at 5 year intervals if at risk

TBE Vaccine Schedule for Adults

TBE Disease: Read more!
Credit: cdc.gov and travelhealthpro.org.uk/

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