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Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE)

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a viral infection spread by tick bites. Ticks infected with the virus are found in parts of Europe (including the UK) and Asia. In the UK, the risk of getting it is very low.

Travel Vaccinations at Village Pharmacy

Tick-borne encephalitis is a serious illness that is increasingly prevalent in the UK and abroad. The best way to prevent it is with the tick-borne encephalitis vaccination which is up to 96% effective.

Village Pharmacy offers the tick-borne encephalitis vaccine available at each of our southeast London travel clinics.

Book your tick-borne encephalitis vaccination in Abbey Wood today!

Symptoms of Tick-Borne Encephalitis

The majority of people infected with TBE may not ever experience any symptoms. But people who develop symptoms usually experience flu-like symptoms such as:

In some cases, serious symptoms appear several days later including severe headache, neck stiffness, seizure, confusion, or weakness or loss of movement in parts of the body.
Common Locations
Where is This Virus Found?

Ticks have a natural habitat in forests and open grasslands, but it’s not unusual to encounter them in urban parks and home gardens.

In the United Kingdom, a limited portion of the tick population is infected with the TBE virus. Hence, getting bitten by a tick doesn’t necessarily mean a high risk of severe illness.

Most of Europe, including the UK

Parts of China

Parts of Japan


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Get Your Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccination at Village Pharmacy

Cases of Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) have been steadily increasing in the UK and abroad. TBE is a viral infection that is transmitted through the insect bite of an infected tick in countries such as Europe, the UK, Russia, China, and Japan. This disease affects the central nervous system and can lead to neurological complications.

TBE is easily preventable with the Tick-Borne Encephalitis vaccination available at Village Pharmacy Travel Clinic. Come in for a consultation with a travel specialist to find out if you need the tick-borne encephalitis vaccine.

We offer the tick-borne encephalitis vaccination in Eltham, Charlton, Woolwich, Greenwich, Abbey Wood, Plumstead, Lewisham, Thamesmead, Canary Wharf, Bexley, and Bromley.

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Who Should Get the Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine?
If you will be doing outdoor activities like hiking, camping, or daytime excursions in forests or rural areas in countries where TBE infection is common, you should take preventative steps to prevent tick bites and also get the tick-borne encephalitis vaccine for maximum protection.
What Are the Benefits of Travel Vaccinations?
Everyone who travels to TBE-endemic areas should get the vaccine to prevent infection. The most important benefit of the TBE vaccine is that it can significantly reduce the risk of infection because it is 96% – 99% effective.
Get Your Tick- Borne Encephalitis Vaccination in Lewisham at Village Pharmacy

Tick-borne encephalitis vaccination services are available at Village Pharmacy. 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.

We offer the tick-borne encephalitis vaccination in Plumstead and other locations throughout London.

If you are searching for tick-borne encephalitis services near me – contact Village Pharmacy today to learn more about our travel vaccination services.

The Vaccine for Travellers

If you’re planning to visit a country where tick-borne encephalitis is prevalent and intend to engage in outdoor activities during your stay, it might be wise to get vaccinated.

Receiving two doses of the vaccine offers protection for roughly a year. Opting for a third dose can extend this protection to around three years.

Ensure that you get the initial dose a minimum of one month prior to your travel date.

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Additional Information

Two doses of the tick-borne encephalitis vaccine offer approximately one year of protection. To extend this protection, a third dose can be taken, which provides coverage for about three years. It’s crucial to receive the initial dose at least one month before any potential exposure.


Want to know about the Travel Vaccinations?

A full course of the TBE vaccine includes 3 vaccines – The first two doses are given around 14 days apart, followed by the third dose given 5-12 months later.

The TBE vaccine provides 3 years of protection, a booster jab is advised every 3-years for ongoing protection.

No, these are 2 distinct diseases with different symptoms and risks. Lyme disease is a bacterial disease, whereas tick-borne encephalitis is caused by a virus. Both are typically by ticks which is why confusion often arises.

The TBE vaccination is inactivated and does not contain live organisms, therefore it cannot make you ill.

Book now for your vaccinations at Village Pharmacy!

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