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TicoVac® and TicoVac Junior® for Travel

TicoVac® and TicoVac Junior® for Travel

(Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine (whole Virus, inactivated))1,2

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE)

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a rare infection which has no specific treatment.3 TBE is caused by a viral infection that affects the brain and spinal cord.3 The virus is usually contracted through bites from infected ticks.3

It's estimated that more than 1 in 10 sufferers will develop long-term or permanent complications such as:3

  • Memory problems
  • Personality and behavioural changes
  • Speech and language problems (aphasia)
  • Epilepsy – a condition that affects the brain and causes regular seizures (fits)
  • Changes in emotions, such as mood swings
  • Problems with attention, concentration, planning and problem solving
  • Movement problems
  • Low mood
  • Fatigue (extreme tiredness)

Who should help protect themselves against TBE

The TBE virus isn't present in the UK, so there's no risk of infection within the UK, however it can affect some visitors to Europe and Asia.3

Vaccination against TBE is recommended for anyone who may be at risk of TBE through their work or travels, particularly those planning to visit rural areas or go hiking or camping.3

Vaccination is recommended for some people travelling to the countries below:4

Europe    
Albania Austria Belarus
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia
Czech Republic Denmark Estonia
Finland France Germany
Greece Hungary Italy
Kosovo Latvia Liechtenstein
Lithuania Moldova Montenegro
Norway Poland Romania
Russia Serbia Slovakia
Slovenia Sweden  Switzerland
Ukraine    
Asia    
China Japan Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan Mongolia Tajikstan

Protection against TBE with TicoVac and TicoVac Junior

A proven way to help prevent TBE is for people to be vaccinated against the infection before they travel.3

TicoVac and TicoVac Junior offer a choice of vaccination schedules to suit travel timelines.1,2

References

  1. TicoVac Summary of Product Characteristics. January 2017.
  2. TicoVac Junior Summary of Product Characteristics. June 2017.
  3. NHS Choices: Tick-borne encephalitis. Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/tick-borne-encephalitis/ Accessed November 2017
  4. Nursing in Practice. Travel Medicine Guide (Updated May 2017). Nursing in Practice May/June 2017