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Get Your Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccination at Miles Pharmacy

Cases of Tick-Borne Encephalitis (TBE) have been steadily increasing in the UK and throughout Europe. TBE causes a severe infection of the central nervous system, which can lead to meningitis. Though TBE can be a serious condition, it is easily preventable with the Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccination that Miles Pharmacy Travel Clinic can provide for travellers going to high-risk areas.

High-risk countries include:

  • Most of Europe – including parts of England
  • Russia
  • China and Japan

You are more at risk of being bitten if you do activities such as hiking and camping in heavily wooded outdoor areas which is where ticks live.

Come in for a free consultation with a travel specialist at Miles Pharmacy Travel Clinic in Epsom to find out if you need the Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine. 

Tick Borne Encephalitis - Miles Pharmacy
Tick Borne Encephalitis - Miles Pharmacy

What Is Tick-Borne Encephalitis?

TBE is a viral infection that is transmitted through the insect bite of an infected Ixodes tick. TBE affects the central nervous system which can lead to neurological complications and can even be fatal in severe cases.

Tick-Borne Encephalitis Symptoms

The time between TBE exposure and the first symptoms typically appears between 7 to 14 days. Early symptoms of the virus can cause flu-like symptoms.

An advanced stage of TBE can include neurological conditions ranging from mild meningitis to severe encephalitis. The worst cases can lead to paralysis or permanent neurological damage.

How To Avoid Tick Bites

TBE virus infection can be prevented by vaccination and taking precautionary measures to avoid being bitten in areas where TBE infection rates are high.

  • Apply DEET insect repellent on your clothes and skin
  • Stay on the hiking paths and avoid walking through bushes and tall grass
  • Use clothing with light colours so ticks are easier to see and brush off
  • Wear long sleeve tops and long pants and tuck your pants into your socks.

Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccination Services at Miles Pharmacy

A full course of the Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccination consists of 3 doses. The first series consists of two vaccinations given a minimum of 14 days apart, followed by a third dose taken 5-12 months later You need to get the first injection at least 1 month before travelling for complete protection.

The Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine cost is £65 per dose.

Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccination Services are available at Miles Pharmacy in Epsom, servicing areas Banstead, Sutton, Stoneleigh, Cheam, Chessington, and Worcester Park. Our Travel Clinic is staffed by vaccine specialists who can provide advice on all travel vaccinations, tick bite prevention, and travel tips to stay healthy during your trip.