Tick-borne encephalitis vaccination
FSME-IMMUN 0.5 ml ® protects against tick-borne encephalitis. A lower dose (FSME-IMMUN 0.25 ml Junior®) is used for children aged 1 to 16 years.
When is vaccination recommended?
If you travel to an area where tick-borne encephalitis is frequent
- and you plan many outdoor activities during a tick season, such as camping, trekking, hunting or hiking
- or will be staying there for an extended period or regularly
- Three doses:
- month 0
- month 1 (to 3)
- 5 to 12 months after the second dose
- Accelerated schedule: if there is not enough time, the second dose may be given 14 days after the first.
- First booster vaccination after 3 years.
- The second booster vaccination takes place after 5 to 10 years (or after 3 years for people aged 60 years and older).
Period of protection
- The first two doses offer temporary protection.
- The third dose ensures protection for a period of 3 years.