Tick-borne encephalitis vaccination

Latest update: - Authors: Mieke Croughs, Ula Maniewski-Kelner

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 

Vaccination plan

  • 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.

Additional information for doctors


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