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Tick Borne Encephalitis*

Tick Borne Encephalitis Vaccine from our Islington Travel Clinic service - 2 dose course
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Dermacia Travel Clinic Service - 2 dose course

Tick Borne Encephalitis Vaccination

According to NHS statistics there are around 3,000 admissions to hospital due to Tick Borne Encephalitis in Europe annually. If you are holidaying in an area that has infected ticks, take the stress out of your holiday by having a vaccination against the infection. Holidaymakers at risk of the infection include those who are planning on camping or walking in long grass, or though drinking unpasteurised milk, particularly through the months when ticks are most active, namely spring, summer and autumn.  If caught, the symptoms of tick borne encephalitis include flu like symptoms which can be followed by neurological issues. Vaccination against this infection involves two injections, and a booster injection if necessary. The vaccinations are given 1-3 months apart, and once you are vaccinated, you will be protected for three years.

 Dermacia travel clinic advises travellers to book their appointment for a vaccine against Tick Borne Encephalitis so that the last injection is at least two weeks before your travel date.  Your Dermacia Travel clinician will help you to work out a time plan, so that you can ensure that you and your family are covered.  The Tick Borne Encephalitis vaccine causes some mild side effects in patients. There can be a little redness and swelling at the injection site in addition to  headaches, tiredness and feelings of nausea. Dermacia travel clinic can give you a two dose vaccine within two weeks so that you and your loved ones are protected against this infection, leaving you free to relax and enjoy your holiday.

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